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Upward Bound: 
Summer of Discovery 



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O mother like New England! whose sons know 
The brightest flowers blossom by the snow 
And the trees that best can stand the weather's shock 
Are the trees whose roots are in the rock. . . . 

—Robert P. Tristram Coffin '15 


Volume 41 November 1966 Number 1 

Edward Born '57 

Associate Editors: 
Robert M. Cross '45 
Glenn K. Richards '60 

Assistants: Dorothy E. Weeks, Charlene G. 
Cote, Marjorie Kroken, Lucille Hensley. 

The Alumni Council 

President, John F. Reed '37; Vice President, 
Roscoe C. Ingalls Jr. '43; Secretary, Glenn 
K. Richards '60; Treasurer, Glenn R. Mc- 
Intire '25. Members-at-Large: 1961 : William 
H. Thalheimer '27, Robert C. Porter '34, 
John F. Reed '37, W. Bradford Briggs '43; 
1968: F. Erwin Cousins '24; Richard C. 
Bechtel '36, Jeffrey J. Carre '40, Roscoe C. 
Ingalls Jr. '43; 1969: Stephen F. Leo '32, 
Donald F. Barnes '35, Leonard W. Cronk- 
hite Jr. '41, Willard B. Arnold III '51; 1970: 
William S. Burton '37, C. Nelson Corey '39, 
Lawrence Dana '35, Dr. Kenneth W. Sewall 
'29. Faculty Member: Nathan Dane II '37. 
Other Council members are the representa- 
tives of recognized local alumni clubs and 
the editor of the Bowdoin Alumnus. 

The Alumni Fund 

Directors of the Alumni Fund 
Chairman, J. Philip Smith '29; Vice Chair- 
man, Lewis V. Vafiades '42; Secretary, Rob- 
ert M. Cross '45. 1967: J. Philip Smith '29; 
1968: Lewis V. Vafiades '42; 1969: Gordon 
C. Knight '32; 1970: L. Robert Porteous Jr. 
'46; 1971: Albert F. Lilley '54. 

In This Issue 

2 Summer of Discovery Robert C. Mellow 

A new front on the nation's War on Poverty opened on the 
campus this summer when fifty boys and girls participated in 
the first phase of Bowdoin Upward Bound. The director offers 
an assessment of the progress to date. 

10 What You Can Do To Help the Underachiever 

J. Spencer Churchill 
The federal government cannot cure all of the nation's social 
ills. Private citizens have to help. Tutoring underachieving 
children is one way, and an alumnus who has set up two such 
programs tells how. 

14 To Assert Is Not To Assent Richard H. Dowries 

The Church of England, like organized religion here, is having 
difficulty making itself relevant, writes an alumnus who spent 
last summer as an assistant in a London parish. 

17 The Mating Season 

Here's a chance to meet Timothy J. Burke of the Class of 1970 
and to learn that although fraternity rushing may be more 
complicated than it used to be, it is still uppermost in the 
minds of entering freshmen. 

21 The College 

The opinions expressed in the Bowdoin Alumnus 
are those of the authors, not of the College. Copy- 
right 1966 by The President and Trustees of Bow- 
doin College. 

24 Letters 25 Alumni Clubs &: Class News 37 In Memory 

Member of the American Alumni Council 
The Bowdoin Alumnus: published bimonthly by 
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine 04011. Second 
class postage paid at Brunswick, Maine. 

Oct. 1, 1966. Title of publication: Bowdoin 
Alumnus. Frequency of issue: bimonthly (six times 
each year). Location of known office of publication: 
Hawthorne-Longfellow Hall, Bowdoin College, 
Brunswick, Cumberland, Maine 04011. Location of 
the headquarters or general business offices of the 
publishers: Hawthorne-Longfellow Hall, Bowdoin 
College, Brunswick, Cumberland, Maine 04011. Pub- 
lisher: Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine 04011. 
Editor: Edward Born, Hawthorne-Longfellow Hall, 
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine 04011. Manag- 
ing Editor: none. Owner: The President and 
Trustees of Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine 
04011. Known bondholders, mortgagees, and other 
security holders owning or holding \% or more of 
total amount of bonds, mortgages or other securi- 
ties: none. 

Cover photograph by David Wilkinson '67. 

Inside cover: from a collection of photographs by David Wilkinson '67 
which were exhibited in the Moulton Union this fall. The photographs 
were taken in the Bath-Brunswick coastal area that the late Professor 
Coffin knew and loved so well. At the time the photographic exhibition 
opened, the Hawthorne-Longfellow Library was exhibiting the writings 
of Professor Coffin, including The Sesquicentennial Poem from which 
these lines were taken. 


the Stranger. 

. . the exceptional material of 'The Other America.' 


by Robert C. Mellow 

With the aid of an $86,000 grant from the Office 
of Economic Opportunity, Bowdoin embarked 
upon a new adventure this summer when fifty 
boys and girls who had completed their sophomore 
year of high school spent six weeks on the campus. 
They were not "nice kids," although without ex- 
ception every one turned out to be a nice kid. 
They were Maine's rejected young people— poverty 
stricken, culturally deprived, the products of en- 
vironments over which none had control. 

Their six weeks here represented the first 
phase of a two-year Upward Bound program, 
which is being conducted on more than 220 col- 


"In six weeks the students produced a thirty-page literary 
magazine, a weekly newspaper, a night of theater, an 
art and handicrafts show, and a treehouse for the Brunswick 
recreation department. . . . No matter how simple, almost every 
experience was new for some of the students. . . . Our first 
afternoon at the seashore was also the first time that eight of 
the students saw the ocean." 

lege and university campuses from Guam to Maine. 
Although its aim is to place students in higher educa- 
tion at the end of the two-year period of instruction 
and counseling, Bowdoin Upward Bound has not been 
conceived as a remedial academic course to supplement 
or anticipate work in the high schools. Our primary 
aim this summer was to expose the student to various 
academic and cultural activities which would make him 
more aware of a larger world than the one he knew and 
more aware of his potential for responding to ideas and 

The students with whom we are working come from 
Maine's five northern counties— Aroostook, Washing- 
ton, Franklin, Somerset, and Piscataquis. Like Appala- 
chia, they are breathtakingly beautiful but economically 
depressed. Four of our students are wards of the state. 
One girl has wandered from family to family in her com- 
munity living a hand-to-mouth existence since the eighth 
grade. Fourteen are from Aid to Dependent Children 
families. Half of the fifty students come from broken 
homes. They come to us from French-Canadian families 
with thirteen children and an $800 annual income; from 
tar paper shacks without electricity or running water in 
that most depressed of areas, Washington County; from 


the backwoods roads of Piscataquis County, where it is 
a two-mile walk to the school bus; and from families 
with five or six older brothers and sisters, none of whom 
has gone beyond the eighth grade. 

These students are the exceptional raw material of 
Harrington's Other America, or of Steinbeck or Cald- 
well. But as I traveled about the state last year visiting 
Citizens' Advisory Councils and high school officials 
(who aided us in identifying these students) , it be- 
came apparent that our students do not really deviate 
from a host of small town and rural Maine children— 
they reflect a familiar pattern of widespread depriva- 
tion. And it became apparent why Maine has a smaller 
percentage of its young people going on to higher edu- 
cation than any other state in the nation. 

Our Upward Bound students all have one thing in 
their favor, however: the capacity, in someone's opinion, 
to go on to higher education if they are aroused. Often 
this opinion is a leap of faith on the part of a teacher, 
principal, social worker, Cooperative Extension agent, 
or family friend. In most cases it is not supported by 
the student's academic record or by his test scores. 

Since we were trying this summer to excite the stu- 
dent with ideas and a cafeteria of activities, there was a 
minimum of rules to hinder participation and a maxi- 
mum of student and faculty interaction. There were 
only three rules: Students had to be in the dormitory 
(Moore Hall for the twenty-six girls and Maine Ends 
for the twenty-four boys) at 10:30 p.m., but there was 
no lights out. They were forbidden to ride in or on a 
motor vehicle. Those who dated boys or girls outside 
the Bowdoin programs had to have prior permission 
from their parents. 

Although there were few rules, there was a great 
concern for the student, a plethora of suggested activi- 
ties, and a ready and willing acceptance of the student 
on his terms. There were some complaints by the fac- 
ulty that students did not come to class frequently 
enough, that they smoked too much, that there was too 
much public affection, and too much staying up at 
night. But the faculty (Reginald L. Hannaford of the 
Bowdoin English department; the Rev. Francis X. 
Curley, S.J., chairman of the English department at 
Cheverus High School, Portland; Robert L. Page of the 
Bates mathematics department; and Mrs. Virginia Mer- 
rill, a mathematics teacher at Madison, Maine, High 
School) was enthusiastic over the contributions the stu- 
dents made in class and over the degree of their intellec- 
tual commitment: In six weeks the students produced a 
thirty-page literary magazine, a weekly newspaper, a 
night of theater, an art and handicrafts show, and a 
tree house for the Brunswick recreation department. 
Whatever else one might say, the summer was exciting, 
chaotic, stimulating, and exhausting. 


For every five students there was a resident program 
assistant (all students from Bowdoin or the University 
of Maine) to oversee social and academic activities. 
Each boy and girl could attend four hours of classes a 
day— an hour and a half each of humanities and mathe- 
matics, and an hour of reading development. The co- 
curricular activities included creative writing, journal- 
ism, photography, theatre, movies, bull sessions, and 
sports, along with trips to Boston, local beaches, the 
Topsham Air Force Station, a destroyer launching, con- 
certs, rock 'n roll dances, and a summer theater. 

No matter how simple, almost every experience was 
new for some of the students. One of the favorite cul- 
tural activities was called "downtown." For the first 
time some students were able to wander through a de- 
partment store, have an ice cream cone, or go to a 
movie house that ran seven days a week. The first after- 
noon at the seashore was also the first time that eight 
of the students saw the ocean. Our trip to Boston was 
a first experience for more than half of them. 

Coming to Bowdoin was a cultural shock for the 
students. Instead of going to bed shortly after sundown 
because there was no electricity in the house and kero- 
sene was expensive, students could stay up talking and 
reading until they literally dropped from exhaustion. 
One girl who attends a high school with a total of 
eleven students found herself surrounded with fifty boys 
and girls her age. A boy whose principal had warned 
us that he had a hygiene problem took three showers 
the first day. 

Living in small communities where they were well 
known and where they occupied a low social position, 
these students had been tagged as losers. For the most 
part they had been counseled into general, business, or 
vocational courses despite their personal ambitions or 
intelligence. Painfully visible to their peers and limited 
by the horizons of their community, they see no way 
out. The world offered by the schools is not much dif- 
ferent from the world they see at home. 

But the schools are not Machiavellian. Weakened 
by a lack of variety in their curriculum (most are too 
small to offer many courses) and by the lack of an 
economic base in the community to support a strong 
system, the schools may be doing their best. How can 
a high school with an enrollment of eleven students 
offer four years of a foreign language, three laboratory 
sciences, and art and music courses? In some cases even 
when there is the opportunity, the mores of the com- 
munity do not allow such frivolities nor, unfortunately, 
do the teachers see the necessity of developing sensi- 
tivity and response in their students. The aim is to 
train good, solid citizens— not thinkers; to prepare 
people to go into the woods, into the local mill, to be- 
come housewives, to pay their taxes, to go to church, 

and, perhaps most of all, to be obedient. Athletics are 
more important than algebra, and citizenship more than 
chemistry. With some exceptions, the principals live for 
the day they can leave the school for a larger one, and 
the teachers are either young men and women heading 
out for greener pastures or old professionals who equate 
discipline with the way they did things twenty years 
before. In the eight months during which the Bowdoin 
Upward Bound Citizens' Advisory Committees have 
been functioning, six of the thirteen local educators on 
them have had to resign because they have transferred 
to schools outside the rural areas represented in our 

In some of the recommendations the school officials 
cried out in anguish. One principal pleaded that if we 
could only visit the town the student came from to see 
the desolation of his environment we would take him 
immediately. Another principal stated bluntly that if 
we could realize how poor his school was we would not 
hesitate in giving the student the opportunity he de- 
served. Not all school officials were so candid. One prin- 
cipal informed us that there were no students who 
qualified under the poverty criteria. Everyone who 
should went to college. Only through other people in 

the community were we able to identify a student who 
proved to be one of the strongest in our Upward Bound 

In spite of what I have written, it is dangerous to 
generalize about the Upward Bound students who came 
to Bowdoin. While they had certain common charac- 
teristics—small town or rural background, poverty, and 
lack of academic achievement (with the exception of 
five who were admitted as "pacesetters") —their person- 
alities emerged strong and distinct. Indeed, if I had to 
put my finger on the one characteristic that marked Up- 
ward Bound this past summer, it would be the emer- 
gence of uncommon personalities in students submerged 
by economic and social circumstances. And submerged 
they have been: by isolation in the woods, by a non- 
English language background, by a community without 
a cross-section of achievement or a heritage of aspira- 
tion. Some of the students came from families with 
problems of alcoholism, separation, disintegration, and 
mental illness; others came from warm families who had 
been herded together in an enclave of security; others 
had individually erected a wall of isolation against a 
sea of troubles. Some were overwhelmed by the realities 
of a world they had not made. One boy lives eighteen 


miles from school in a shack without water or electricity. 
He is the oldest of four children. His father was shot 
in a hunting accident two years ago, and his mother 
supports them with ADC. Another boy was truant from 
school thirty-eight days last year. He has seen his par- 
ents divorce, his father remarry and move in with an- 
other family literally next door to him. A sensitive and 
intelligent girl was ostracized by her peers in her small 
community because her widowed mother had given 
birth to someone's child three years ago. 

Problems such as these must be attacked from every 
angle, and that is what Upward Bound does. Each stu- 
dent received a variety of services, from medical and 
dental examinations (one boy had all of his teeth re- 
moved and is being fitted with dentures paid for by the 
program, and a dozen students were fitted with eye 
glasses) to enriched academic experiences (the fifty stu- 
dents took back a total of more than seven hundred pa- 
perback books in addition to their class texts) . The cost 
per student to attack these problems will be slightly 
more than $1,900— including the development of sixteen 
half-hour educational television shows specifically for 
Upward Bound students during the 1966-67 year. 

Yet these specifics are not the key to the success of 
Upward Bound. The fact that the students have re- 
turned to their communities with a changed world view 
and an increased belief in their potential (nine have 
asked to change to the college preparatory curriculum) 
cannot be explained by individual activities or courses. 
Rather, I think that we offered four things to these 
students which they had evidently not received before: 
First, we offered them freedom to act and respond to 
experience in their own way without evaluation by us 
to stifle their curiosity. Rather than abuse this privilege, 
the students responded wholeheartedly by absorbing 
what we had to offer. 

Second, we gave the students a diversity of co- 
curricular experiences through which they could ex- 
periment and flex their intellectual muscles without 
committing themselves irretrievably. For the first time 
some students from the smaller schools were able to 
experiment in art and listen to good music. Students 
with social proclivities had the opportunity to test 
themselves in a large group of their peers. Students with 
untried leadership abilities had the chance to express 
themselves by developing community service projects, 
working on the student judiciary board, or helping pro- 
duce the literary magazine and newspaper— activities 
that either do not exist in their schools or are popu- 
larity prizes or rewards for the "good kids." Indeed for 
the first time some students had the freedom to take 
part in activities rather than to go home and help with 
the chores. 

Third, we offered the students the specific knowl- 



"For the first time, they had teachers who were 
not concerned with dress or hairstyles but with them." 

edge of opportunities which exist for them— financial 
aid, post-high school training, job opportunities. We 
found that until we convinced them that it was possible 
for them to go on, they felt that efforts on their part 
were useless. School officials had convinced them that 
they had to be "practical" in their aspirations. 

Fourth and most important, we gave them belief in 
their capacity to succeed. Some came to us convinced 
by their environment and teachers that they were losers, 
educationally and intellectually. Reticent and afraid- 
called "cooperative and retiring" on school personality 
charts— they changed dramatically as they made tenta- 
tive steps toward developing themselves. For the first 
time, they had teachers who were not concerned with 
dress or hairstyles but with them. 

During the winter the Bowdoin staff will continue 
to work with the Upward Bound students by visiting 
their schools and homes and by instituting a correspon- 
dence program. Next summer they will be back on the 
campus for instruction in the social studies and natural 
sciences. During the senior year we will continue to 
work with them and will attempt to place them in some 
form of higher education. Throughout we will be 
working with their schools and their families, hoping to 
add insights for both from what we have found and to 
get them to work with us in reinforcing the success the 
students have begun to feel. 

We recognize that we have given fifty Upward 
Bound students an experience that cannot be made 
available to the entire Maine student population. But 
if Upward Bound is to have any permanent success, it 
must be a success that is translated into the fabric of 
Maine school systems. Thankfully, there are beginning 
in Maine schools certain trends which will help accom- 
plish what Upward Bound has started: 

First, it has become obvious that it is necessary to 
eliminate small schools which cannot give a diverse and 
complete curricular and extracurricular experience to 
their students. The faster the present trend in consoli- 
dation through School Administrative Districts is ac- 
complished, the faster Maine schools will become geared 
to the needs of modern society. 

Second, there is great need to increase the numbers 
of properly trained guidance counselors in Maine 
schools who cannot be basketball coaches pausing in the 
guidance office before becoming principals. They must 
be properly prepared persons who have a knowledge of 

and sensitivity to young people and who are ready to 
be leaders in identifying talent regardless of its social 
and economic source. More than anyone else they must 
be the liaison between the school and community in 
interpreting developments in job opportunities, finan- 
cial aid, and higher education— and this eliminates the 
principal who is already teaching three courses and 
handling the administration of the school. 

Third, school officials must change the attitude of 
their community— and in many cases their own— toward 
the need for higher education. Rather than reflect the 
community, they must take the risk of leadership and 
in some cases community censure in interpreting the 
larger world to their pupils. 

Fourth, school officials must become concerned with 
their students. The function of a school is not to insure 
standards of dress and length of hair but to insure 
growing minds and talents. The first job of the school 
is to train the mind, not to instill obedience. Teachers 
must be concerned with students sitting in front of 
them, not with their own careers. Principals must be 
concerned with challenge, not Carnegie units. 

Finally, other private and public agencies in the 
state must supplement the world of the small com- 


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munity. In a state which has an educational television 
network that reaches ninety-five percent of the popula- 
tion, more can be done to widen the horizons of our 
young people. Public and private social agencies must 
focus more attention on the peculiar needs of small 
town and rural youth. They must cooperate more with 
schools, the major cultural force in most communities. 
As I visited schools last spring and became familiar with 
the programs offered by already existing agencies— Co- 
operative Extension, Health and Welfare, Work-Experi- 
ence, Community Action agencies— I became disturbed 
by the lack of coordination of these programs and the 
lack of inclusion of school officials in youth programs. 
Indeed, there was almost a sense of competition among 
the agencies. 

There are principals, guidance counselors, and teach- 
ers who are aware of the shortcomings of Maine schools 
and who are working desperately to correct them, but 
they are receiving little support from their communities 
or from the state. There exist in the rural schools of 
Maine many outstanding persons who have dedicated 
their lives to counteracting the conditions I have de-. 
scribed. These are the individuals who took the time to 
recommend students to Upward Bound and who are 

working sensitively with them now that the students 
have returned to their schools. But these individuals 
are isolated. The very sparseness of Maine's population 
denies them frequent opportunities to draw strength 
from one another. 

We have come to believe the advertising we peddle 
to attract tourists. The rural communities that have re- 
mained unchanged during the past one hundred or two 
hundred years may be quaint. The backwoods one- 
room school houses may evoke fond childhood memo- 
ries. The weathered shacks of the fishing villages dotting 
our rockbound coast may be picturesque. In combina- 
tion with the great natural beauty of our state they 
have seduced us into accepting the tourist's admonish- 
ment not to change. But we must. The number of 
wasted human beings in our rural communities, one- 
room schools, and fishing villages is too great. 

Robert C. Mellow, a frequent contributor to the 
Alumnus, is associate director of admissions and di- 
rector of Bowdoin Upward Bound. In past years he has 
been an instructor in English and a part-time track 
coach. He holds degrees from Harvard and Middlebury. 

What You 
Can Do 
To Help the 

by J. Spencer Churchill 




IN these days of massive government-sponsored educa- 
tional programs such as Head Start, Upward Bound, 
and the Job Corps, the efforts of volunteer groups in the 
same field are apt to be dismissed as amateurish, trivial, 
and irrelevant. Yet nothing could be further from the 
truth. The role that the ordinary citizen can play in 
the education of our children (aside from his primary 
role as parent) is as great as it ever was, for in certain 
areas he can function far more effectively than can the 
professional teacher. One such area is the volunteer 
tutoring of underachieving children. Frequently the 
volunteer tutor gives an underachiever the enthusiasm, 
friendship, and fresh academic approach he needs if he 
is to develop into a useful adult citizen. 

Students and faculty members of the joint regional 
campus of Indiana and Purdue Universities in Fort 
Wayne have carried on in recent years two tutoring 
programs, one for forty "normal" children, the other 
for sixty boys and girls who were institutionalized be- 
cause of various emotional disturbances. 

I have been closely involved with both programs, 
though in no sense do I pretend to be an expert in 
psychology, and what follows should not be taken as a 
definitive exposition on tutoring programs. Rather 
what is written reflects my experiences, and I present 
it in the hope that other Bowdoin men may be encour- 
aged to organize similar projects in their communities. 

Every community has children who would benefit 
from a volunteer tutoring program. These underachiev- 
ers tend to fall into three often overlapping groups. 
The first is composed of children who come from im- 
poverished homes and lack the cultural experiences of 
their more economically-secure peers. They may be 
white or Negro, and frequently they are members of a 
family that has recently moved from an economically 
depressed area with substandard schools to a prosperous 
community with a strong school system. Even if they 
are members of a moderately prosperous family they 
often bear racial, ethnic, or regional stigmas that are as 
great a handicap as a lack of wealth. 

The second group of children who often have 
trouble in school are the slow learners whose test scores 
indicate an intelligence in the low-normal range. De- 
spite the fact that most public schools try to make provi- 
sion for the slow learner by dividing students into 
tracks or lanes, poor study habits and lack of initiative 
often lead to failure for these children. 

The third type which tends to have difficulty in 
school is the maladjusted or mildly disturbed child. 
These are problem children who claim to hate school 
and tend to be resentful of adult authority. Often un- 
derachievers from this group are highly intelligent, and 
it is gratifying that after a few hours of sympathetic 
help they may suddenly find themselves and show a 
dramatic improvement in their work. 

The first step toward aiding these children in your 
community is to find others who are interested in help- 
ing. A word of caution, however: Anyone organizing a 
tutoring project should choose his co-workers carefully, 
selecting only those who share his enthusiasm and who 
will give their time and energy ungrudgingly. The un- 
committed drop out when they are needed most. 

After the working committee has decided on a spe- 
cific project, the next step is to get in touch with the 
appropriate school officials and obtain their approval. 
In the typical public school this may take some doing, 
for even with the favorable publicity tutoring projects 
now receive, school officials tend to be suspicious of 
amateurs who might disrupt normal classroom routine. 
Arrangements can be made without the approval of 
school officials or the use of their classrooms, but only 
at the cost of the extra time and trouble involved in 
providing the tutees with transportation, classroom 
space, and adult supervision. Then, too, the cooperation 
of school officials usually means the cooperation of 
classroom teachers in helping to determine the needs 
of the children in the program. It has been my ex- 
perience that once school administrators are convinced 
that a project is worthwhile, they will do all they rea- 
sonably can to insure its success. Many of the ideas that 
proved to be of great value to us in Fort Wayne, such 
as the provision of progress sheets for each child, were 
suggested by professional educators. 

The next step involves the problem of finding suf- 
ficient numbers of dedicated, enthusiastic people to 
serve as tutors. Here it does help if the recruiter is a 
college teacher, for then he has ready access to a source 
of supply— his students and their friends. There are, 
however, other equally effective ways of contacting po- 
tential tutors. The committee can work with student 
organizations such as the Circle K and Student Educa- 
tional Association, or, with suitable advance publicity, 
it can arrange for an open meeting to discuss the project 
with interested students. Plans should be presented as 
specifically as possible. Otherwise volunteers will be few, 
for no one is likely to offer his services until he knows 
exactly what will be required of him. 

If there is no college or university within a short 
distance of your community, you should limit your 
tutorial program to children in the eighth grade or be- 
low and use high school juniors and seniors as tutors. 
A few such students participated in our first project 
and proved to be enthusiastic and effective. The second 
possibility involves the use of adults, although it has 
been my experience that adults tend to be inflexible in 
their approach to new problems, and children tend to 
resent their authority. 

The third step involves the mechanics of the ses- 
sions. We tried whenever possible to hold the length 
of each session to an hour, including "chatting breaks." 



We also learned that although the best pupil-to-tutor 
ratio is one-to-one, experienced tutors can easily handle 
two at a time, and really able ones, three. Three seems 
to be a maximum, however, as four or more children 
constitute a class with all the problems of discipline and 
organization it involves. 

The principals of the schools involved selected the 
children who participated in our project. Each child 
they selected was asked if he wished to participate, and 
if he did he was required to bring a note from home 
indicating his parents' approval. Despite these efforts 
some lost interest after a few sessions and, after due 
warning, were dropped from the project. Such behavior 
is typical, for it is unrealistic to expect a high degree of 
cooperation from pupils and students whose grades and 
deportment are such that tutoring is advisable in the 
first place. Even though an underachiever may be fully 
aware of his academic shortcomings and may sincerely 
want to do something about them, the lure of present 
pleasure may be too much for his pious resolutions. 

The greatest difficulty that the tutors in our first 
project experienced was the fundamental and radical 
disorganization of most of the children's study habits. 
They habitually "forgot" to bring their books, claimed 
they had no homework, or that it was completed during 
study hall, and so on and on. At first, our tutors ac- 
cepted such excuses at their face value, but the better 
ones soon learned to cope with the situation by devel- 
oping the skepticism of the professional teacher. Al- 
though progress was slow, most of the tutors did man- 
age to get across what is involved in preparing a lesson 
thoroughly and on time. 


A Badge of Prestige 

aving a tutor became a badge of prestige. Many 
of the tutors complained at first that the children, in- 
stead of settling down to work, insisted on parading 
their tutors around for their friends to see. Associated 
with this pride in "tutor ownership" was the tutee's 
nai've belief that having acquired a tutor he could sit 
back and enjoy life, confident that his troubles were 
now someone else's responsibility. The resultant drop 
in grades, however, usually proved to be only temporary, 
since everyone in authority combined to squelch this 
pleasant fantasy. 

After one year of operation in the public schools, 
our first working committee was broken up as members 
moved away or were unable to continue because of the 
pressure of new duties. Because other colleges in Fort 
Wayne were beginning to work with the public schools, 
I decided to look for an opportunity to organize some 
kind of tutoring project in a new area. 

I did not have to look very long. Within a short 
time I was asked by an official from the Fort Wayne 
Children's Home to organize a tutoring project there. 
This institution, administered by the United Church of 
Christ, is designed to rehabilitate emotionally disturbed 
boys and girls. The great majority of these children are 
of normal or slightly below normal intelligence, al- 
though in many cases because of their overall instability 
no accurate determination of their intelligence can be 
made. Most of us who participated in the tutoring, my 
wife and I included, soon learned that neither a child's 
recorded I.Q. nor his grades in school were reliable in- 
dications of his actual scholastic ability. Hence, we 
found it wise never to prejudge a child's capabilities on 
the basis of these records. 

These pupils, or most of them most of the time, 
were enrolled in public schools. It was this circumstance 
that prompted the directors of the home to get in touch 
with me and the resident counselor at Indiana Univer- 
sity about organizing a tutoring program. They did so 
at the urging of public school officials. 

The Indiana representative and I were dubious at 
first about taking on this task. Since we knew very little 
about conditions there, we were concerned in particular 
about the physical safety of our tutors. This concern 
was not lessened by an incident that happened to me 
while on a tour of the home. In one of the dormitories 
I met a husky lad of about eight who without warning 
punched me three times in the stomach. Unprepared as 
I was for this sneak assault, the punches hurt and, I 
must admit, diminished my enthusiasm for the new 
project. But lest one form an exaggerated idea of the 
dangers of tutoring in institutions, let me add that once 
we began the project we had no trouble with the chil- 
dren in the home— although the boys fought among 
themselves and threatened more than one houseparent 
with bodily harm. 

Unlike the first project when much of the burden of 
the day-to-day operation fell on the organizing com- 
mittee, the second tutoring project was under the spon- 
sorship of the Student Educational Association, an or- 
ganization on the regional campus. This made it pos- 
sible for my wife and me to spend two evenings a week 
doing some tutoring. That we did in no way negates 
what I said earlier about the inadvisability of using 
adult tutors. I, for one, could never forget that I had 
spent five years as a boarding school teacher and had 
constantly to suppress the urge to administer the dis- 
ciplinary action typical of such schools. Fortunately, 
however, I did not succumb to this urge. 

The disturbed state of most of the children at the 
home demanded an overall approach to their problems 
different from that of the first project. While in the first 
project the tutors were encouraged to be strict, we soon 


learned that such an approach would not work in the 
second. We had to be permissive and, provided he did 
not disturb those being helped, more or less leave it up 
to the child to choose to participate or not. 

Permissive Attitude Necessary 

ur permissive attitude was necessary because we 
first had to break down the wall of hostility with which 
many had surrounded themselves. In view of the pathet- 
ic backgrounds of so many of these children, breaking 
down these barriers was no simple matter. One boy, for 
example, was all defiance one minute and all tears the 
next. He had been cast aside by his adopted parents be- 
cause he "didn't fit in" with their own children who 
came later. Still another child had been found by his 
uncle on Christmas Eve, locked and starving in an un- 
heated shed as a punishment for some petty crime. And, 
incredible as it may seem, one of our tutees had been 
trained by his father to practice witchcraft— the better 
to steal from his victims. It is little wonder that so 
many of them wanted nothing to do with the adult 
world of authority. 

Some of our tutors enjoyed remarkable success in 
gaining the confidence of these children. One such 
tutor, an indomitable young woman from Indiana Uni- 
versity who is totally blind, managed to win over a 
couple of young rebels who for weeks had refused to 
cooperate with the other tutors. Another, one of my 
students, worked wonders in instilling confidence in 
older boys, some very nearly his age, who were soon to 
leave the home and were terrified at the prospect. 

Insofar as poor study habits and general attitude 
toward school were concerned, we faced about the same 
difficulties with the children of the second project as 
we had with those in the first. One difference was that 
the problems were much more extreme. Their hatred 
of school was such that they tended to be in constant 
trouble with the authorities. They were frequently sus- 
pended from class— something of which most of the 
boys, in particular, were rather proud. 

Another difference was that the behavior of the 
children in the second group was so variable that one 
never knew what to expect from session to session. If all 
was sweetness and light at the end of one, the tutor was 
apt to meet uncooperative sullenness at the start of the 
next. Tutors made progress, but usually only over the 
long run. Often social workers and houseparents could 
see the improvement before the tutor could. 

Our tutors usually gained intimacy with the younger 
children after only a few sessions, but they needed many 
more sessions to gain the confidence and trust of teen- 
agers. In the case of the very oldest girls, our tutors en- 


joyed no great success. The hostility of these girls was 
so pronounced that the tutors originally assigned to 
them stopped attending their study sessions and instead 
joined the tutors helping the younger girls, always be- 
ing careful to make themselves available to any in the 
older group who sought their help. 

Although neither of our projects fulfilled all our 
hopes, the enthusiastic work of our tutors did yield re- 
sults of a kind not easily duplicated by professional 
educators. In both projects the grades of most of the 
participants rose, some spectacularly. More important 
than the improvement in grades was the improvement 
in the attitude of the tutees toward school. Instead of 
looking forward to the day when they would be legally 
of an age to quit, for the first time many of them be- 
came seriously interested in the possibility of continu- 
ing their education beyond high school. Some of the 
older students changed to a college preparatory course, 
and a few even enrolled in the special summer school 
program provided by the city. 

The tutees were not the only ones who benefited 
from the programs. The tutors benefited almost as 
much in growth of character, sympathy, and under- 
standing. The tutors obviously enjoyed what they were 
doing, and time and time again they came to thank 
me for the privilege of participating in the programs. 
None of them was paid— even though many had to work 
part-time to remain in college— and all agreed that to 
have been paid would have been fatal to the whole 
spirit of the enterprise. 

Despite occasional frustration and disappointment, 
the adults also derived a deep satisfaction from their 
work. I think that I never enjoyed anything more, and 
to any of my fellow alumni who may be thinking of or- 
ganizing similar projects, let me say that few things are 
more gratifying than to experience the innate idealism 
of the young being translated into action and to know 
that one has played a part in making it possible. 

After graduating from 
Bowdoin in 1946, Spencer 
Churchill '42 did graduate 
work at Harvard and Frei- 
burg in Germany. Begin- 
ning in 1952, he spent five 
years teaching in boarding 
school and then returned 
to graduate school for a 
Ph.D., which he received 
in 1960 from Indiana Uni- 
versity. An English teacher from 1958 to 1962, he has 
returned to his field and is now an associate professor 
of philosophy at Purdue University. 


lb Assent 

Is Not 
lb Assert 

by Richard H. Downes 


One of the most moving and sublime experiences that 
a tourist can enjoy while in England is the daily office 
of Evensong at the magnificent Gothic chapel of King's 
College, Cambridge University. It is often said that 
nowhere in the Anglican Communion is the measured 
singing of psalms, canticles, and anthems so superbly 
rendered to the glory of God. It is interesting that at 
the very college where the evening service, dating from 
the mid-sixteenth century, is offered so beautifully, 
theologians such as Alec Vidler, Hugh Montefiore, and 
Norman Pittenger are re-examining the process of 
Christian thought and contributing to the body of ideas 
that we know as the New Theology. 

All of the segments of Christianity are in the midst 




of change, renewal, dialogue, experimentation, and re- 
thinking about what indeed Christianity is now and 
where it is going. The range of this process is extensive. 
Theology, liturgy, biblical scholarship are some of the 
topics. Others are the role of the organized church, or 
lack of it, in a world which is more secular, more mo- 
bile, more unaccepting of the old ways than it has ever 
been before. In England the daily recitation or singing 
of the daily offices is required by law of all clergy in 
the Church of England. The glorious liturgical offering 
at King's College, with choir, clergy, and full pews, is a 
gleaming light from the past that shows no sign of 
dimming. Few would wish it otherwise. 

The glories of the Church of England that the tour- 

"The people are not in church. . . . They are in the schools, 
the factories, and the shops by day and in the pubs, the youth 
clubs, and in front of the telly at night. They are found 
in mini-cars and mini-skirts, and with Beatle haircuts. . . ." 

ist encounters are indeed a part of the tradition which 
is so deep in the English Church. England is a country 
of church buildings— many large, some exquisitely beau- 
tiful—linked to the past with the ties of Establishment, 
good scholarship, heroic missionary endeavors, and a 
sonorous liturgy, not without its admirers in other parts 
of the church universal. 

Were the tourist to steal away from his American 
Express Coach into the ordinary parishes of, say, Lon- 
don, he might be shocked at the small numbers of 



people at Sunday services. Church-going Americans find 
it distressing that so firm a foundation as the Church 
of England should have attendance problems. It is 
tempting to say at once that this is a sure sign of decay 
and that the Church of England is on the way out. 
Such a proud old lady will not die so quickly. Nor will 
she give up without a fight. That fight is going on at the 
moment, and none too soon. After two world wars and 
with the advent of the welfare state, the Beatles, and 
spending money, the Church of England has found it- 
self less and less at the center of its nation's life. 

The Church Is People 

□ I said earlier that England is a country of churches. 
Unhappily, churches, buildings with towers and stained 
glass, have for too long been equated with what we 
mean when we say, "the church." Never has "the 
church" meant buildings, organizations, and goings on. 
The church is people. All sorts and conditions of men 
who assert the belief that Jesus Christ is Lord. To assert 
is not to assent. Too many Christians for too long have 
been assenting. Buildings, comfortable clergy, and rum- 
mage sales have been too often what they have assented 
to. The world of people, with needs and hopes and all 
the happenings we call life, is the only place in which 
Christians can assert their living faith in a living God. 
When the church does not provide the impetus for this 
living faith, its members slip into easy assent. Priorities 
get shifted, and then the word "irrelevant" is shouted 
with frightening pointedness. 

It is needless to explain that what was good for the 
Church of England at the time of Henry VIII and 
Elizabeth I, and even George VI, may not even be 
relevant to the church of Elizabeth II. There are in 
England many Anglicans. They are the flock of the 
Church of England. Properly following the definition 
of "the church," we note that all those Anglicans are 
the church. They are not, however, in the churches by 
and large. In the parish where I worked this summer 
there were about 7,000 Anglicans resident. The edifice 
seats 1,500. About one hundred and fifty people com- 
pose the "electoral roll," a list of active members of 
voting age, thus excluding the young people. A Sunday 
attendance of forty or fifty is average. Two clergy and 
a parish worker are responsible for the ministry to the 
parish. The people are not in church, but they are 
in tiny, inadequate terrace houses and in government 
operated blocks of flats. They are in the schools, the 
factories, and the shops by day and in the pubs, the 
youth clubs, and in front of the telly at night. They 
are found in mini-cars and mini-skirts, and with Beatle 
haircuts, standing in line for government pension 

checks, standing in queues at the greengrocer's and the 
ironmonger's. They go to Boy Scouts, Girl Guides; old 
folks go to senior clubs. Many play Bingo and hope to 
win the pools. They have bills to pay; they have babies; 
and the young are forever buying clothes. Motorcycles 
are everywhere, and there are mess drinkers on the 
green right near the borough offices. 

From time to time these people turn to the church. 
They have their banns read (according to law) and 
marry. They bring their babies for baptism. A few are 
brought for their funeral. And the cry goes up, "irrele- 
vant." This is what New Theology and New Morality 
and Liturgical Renewal are all about. One of my teen- 
age club members told me he did not see any point in 
church. It does not do anything. He says he does not 
need it. That very boy who does not need the church 
was at the youth club. The young curate of the parish 
was there too— in his role as club director. There was 
nothing churchy about it. Later the curate and I stopped 
at the local pub and enjoyed a pint of bitter with some 
neighborhood people. We got to talking about a lad in 
the parish who was in the hospital recovering from a 
serious motorcycle accident. Someone said there was a 
chance that some of the families on Rainbow Street 
would finally be placed in new housing. They had been 
waiting for three years. The World Cup was important 
too. Nothing was churchy there in the pub. 

So often in these encounters, the people seem not 
to be church people. Yet in fact they truly are. And 
what happens as their lives touch one another is so very 
churchy in the best sense of the word. What happens in 
church on Sunday touches so very few of the people of 
God that they must be met elsewhere— in the places 
where they work and live during the rest of the week. 
The urgency and exciting joy with which the early 
church took its good news into the world must find 
parallel in our time as we, clergy and laity alike, take 
our lives into the world. Urgency and excitement more 
than likely will not be there. Man is not easily excited 
about anything anymore. But people are there, people 
who are not afraid of judgment or hell, who are not 
wooed by sentimentality, people who do not respond to 
ingrown charity. 

God is not dead. Old clerical postures are. Old fears 
and reasonings that adversely affect morality and human 
rights are. And popular devotions are. At present there 
is serious thinking going on, uncomforting as it may be, 
and not just in the Church of England. 

Richard H. Dowries '60, who is second from the right in 
the photograph on the preceding pages, is in his third 
year at the General Theological Seminary studying for 
the Episcopal ministry. He spent the summer in England 
as a Winant Volunteer assisting in parish work. 









Despite new rides, rushing remains uppermost in the minds of freshmen 

Timothy J. Burke of Montpelier, Vermont, the young 
man on the left in the above photograph, was one of 
238 freshmen who arrived on the campus on September 
15 to begin their college careers. By background he 
shares much in common with other members of the 
Class of 1970, yet has certain distinguishing character- 
istics that set him apart from his peers. These attributes 
made him a highly attractive applicant (some twenty 
percent of the 1,132 students who applied last year 
were in this category) and the type of young man who 
would be readily accepted into any of Bowdoin's twelve 
fraternity chapters. 

Like sixty-seven percent of his classmates, he is a 
New Englander, but he is only one of three from Ver- 
mont. The son of an Army officer, he attended Our 
Lady of Good Counsel High School in Wheaton, Mary- 
land, while his father was assigned to the Pentagon. 
The family returned to its native state when Colonel 

Photographs by David Wilkinson '67 

Burke was named director of Vermont's Selective Ser- 
vice System, and Tim spent his last two years at St. 
Michael's High School in Montpelier. He graduated 
first in a class of thirty-one. 

Tim was active in dramatics, debating, and the glee 
club. He was student chairman of the Montpelier 
Dollars for Scholars Fund, a Junior Rotarian and Ki- 
wanian, a member of Teen-agers for Retarded Chil- 
dren, and winner of a Vermont High School Prize Ex- 
amination Award given by the National Honor Society. 
During the summer of 1965 he attended a National 
Science Foundation-sponsored program in abstract al- 
gebra and computer programming at Stevens Institute 
of Technology, and during his junior year was the exec- 
utive page to Governor Philip H. Hoff. 

A National Merit Scholarship semifinalist, Tim ap- 
plied to Williams, Amherst, Colby, the University of 
Vermont (his father's alma mater) , and Oberlin, picked 
Bowdoin because "I spent a weekend at the Psi U house 
last spring and liked the environment" and because he 



As rushing wore on, Tim became less reticent 

won a four-year Army ROTC Scholarship (he was one 
of four winners in the Class of 1970) . 

Such credentials are more than enough to impress 
most admissions officers— and fraternity rushing com- 

The rushing process Tim went through is more 
complicated than it was a few years ago. In the first 
place, he was on the campus for more than a day before 
he was allowed in a fraternity house. During this period 
—from noon Thursday, the 15th, until 5 p.m. Friday, 
the 16th— he received an orientation from the College, 
an orientation some would claim was intended to give 
entering freshmen a truer picture of Bowdoin than the 
fraternities did when they had first option on freshmen. 
The orientation included lunch in the Senior Center; 
a barbecued chicken dinner in the Cage; five meetings 
in Pickard Theater at which Tim heard speeches by 
more than a dozen students, faculty members and ad- 
ministrators; and a series of placement tests and in- 
formal discussions with professors. 

Tim first entered a fraternity house at 5:15 p.m. on 
the 16th. The mating season began long before then, 
however. Throughout the summer he received bro- 
chures from each fraternity. Alpha Rho Upsilon had 

invited him (and every other freshman) to a lobster 
dinner on the 16th. He and some seventy others took up 
the invitation. His first personal contact with upper- 
classmen had come the day before. Within twenty min- 
utes after he had arrived in his room in Coleman Hall, 
he was visited by three fraternity delegations which 
welcomed him to Bowdoin and invited him to visit 
their houses once rushing began. 

Throughout orientation Tim was more reticent 
than might be expected even allowing that he was in 
a new situation. The meetings in Pickard Theater, he 
said afterward, were "somewhat of a necessity which 
seem best gotten over with as soon as possible." The 
faculty-student lunch in the Senior Center "was not 
really useful, since students didn't get to see more than 
one or two teachers if any." Although not a "thrilling 
experience," he did feel that signing the Matriculation 
Book in the President's office did "make you feel a 
part of the heritage of the school." 

What complicates today's rushing procedure is not 
so much the time delay (which seems to heighten the 
anxieties of freshmen) as the elaborate rules that were 
introduced when the quota system came into being. 
Ceilings on the number of freshmen each house could 

Before rushing began, Tim got brochures extolling the virtues of each fraternity house. 
Their usefulness was restricted to pointing out houses he was not interested in joining. 

His first contact: lobster dinner in the 
Alpha Rho Upsilon house Friday night. 



Despite the fraternities' total opportunity pledge, every freshman wonders whether he will get a bid from the house he wants to join. 

Tim visited seven fraternities, including Sigma Nu (above\, dur- 
ing the first four hours of rushing and was offered bids by five. 

After narrowing his decision to two houses, he took a second look 
at Alpha Delta Phi, then 'dropped' and received the usual welcome. 



take came when seniors moved out of and ceased eating 
in the fraternity houses and began a new life in the 
Senior Center. With its economic base shrunk by about 
a fourth, a fraternity was faced with the possibility of 
bankruptcy. To prevent this the quota system— designed 
to keep the twelve houses about numerically balanced— 
was introduced. At the same time, the College an- 
nounced that it would increase its enrollment by about 
twenty-five percent, thus giving in four years the same 
numerical base for fraternities as had existed before the 
Senior Center. It also said that it would subsidize the 
fraternities until the enrollment reached approximately 
925 students. The fraternities, in turn, promised that 
every student at Bowdoin would have the opportunity 
to join a house. Subsidies are no longer needed nor 
given— nor is the quota system a necessity. The students, 
however, seem to prefer it to the old laissez-faire system. 
At each house Tim visited, a member of the rushing 
committee signed a card that had been given to Tim by 
the Student Council Orientation Committee. Tim had 
to visit three houses before he could join one. When 
a house offered him a bid, it had to inform "rush- 
ing control" in the Moulton Union. There a stu- 
dent indicated on a second card bearing Tim's name 
that House X had bid him. The bids Tim received on 
Friday night were good until noon Saturday. If he did 
not accept one before the deadline, he would have to 
be rebid. The time limit is for the benefit of the 
houses, which face heavy fines (starting at $600) should 
they exceed their quota of new members. Once a stu- 
dent has joined a fraternity, his card is removed from 
the active list at rushing control and placed on a second 
board under the appropriate fraternity heading. When 
a house reaches its quota, it is declared "closed." All 
but eight of the class accepted a bid this year, and rush- 
ing was over twenty-four hours before it had to end. 

Bowdoin Could Do Better 

□ Tim "thoroughly enjoyed" rushing. "I visited seven 
fraternities, starting with dinner at Alpha Rho Upsilon, 
between 5:15 and 9:30, and was bid by five houses. 
After I had seen all the houses I thought necessary, I 
went back to the dorm. At this point I had narrowed 
my choice to three houses. I decided to 'drop' (the 
1960's term for pledging) by ten o'clock. Houses weren't 
filling fast, but I couldn't see waiting overnight, since 
I'd be just as confused the next day. My choice was now 
(at ten o'clock) between Psi U and A.D. I went back 
over to A.D. and met the guys who had already pledged 
there. . . . This was the house I wanted so I dropped." 
That Tim was critical of the College's orientation 
after having gone through rushing came as no surprise 

to some college officials who feel that much of what 
Bowdoin does during a freshman's first day on the cam- 
pus is as warm as what Ohio State does. Dean of Stu- 
dents Jerry Wayne Brown, for one, thinks orientation 
ought to be changed, now that he has talked personally 
with nearly every member of the Class of 1970. "We 
pride ourselves on being a small college where the em- 
phasis is on close faculty-student relationships and in- 
dividual instruction," he says. "A series of speeches in 
Pickard Theater hardly bears this out." 

One of the proposals Dean Brown and his faculty 
subcommittee are considering is dividing the entering 
class into groups of about ten and assigning each group 
to a member of the faculty. The faculty member would 
spend the day with the students discussing the college's 
academic programs, its rules and procedures, and its 
student life. Possibly the books that had been assigned 
for summer reading (Thoreau's Walden and Civil 
Disobedience, Oscar Lewis's Five Families, and One 
Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solz- 
henitisyn this year) would be discussed by members of 
these small groups instead of by pledge classes in the 
fraternity houses five days after the freshmen have ar- 
rived on the campus. The advantages that Dean Brown 
sees in a proposal like this are at least two: 1) The 
welcome and orientation would be truly personal. Stu- 
dents are reluctant to ask questions when they are part 
of a large group, as they are at meetings in Pickard 
Theater, but they will ask them when in a small group 
situation. 2) The faculty adviser system could be made 
more effective. Under the present system, each student 
is assigned an adviser who also serves as a fraternity ad- 
viser. Unless the student is particularly outgoing or has 
a pressing personal problem that forces him to seek out 
his adviser, he often never meets his adviser except in 
the large-group context of the fraternity house. At the 
same time, advisers are reluctant to appear in a frater- 
nity unless invited, and most are loath to call their ad- 
visees to their offices. Dividing the class into small 
groups during its first day on campus and having each 
small group meet with a faculty member would provide 
an informal, nonacademic occasion that would allow 
students and faculty to get to know one another well. 
The faculty member could then serve as adviser to the 
students in his small group during at least their first two 
years— until they have selected a major and have come 
under the wing of a major adviser. 

Such a system would not eliminate all of the large 
meetings at school's opening, Dean Brown admits, but 
it would reduce them to a minimum. "What we must 
do," he says, "is make the freshman's introduction as 
personal as possible. If we do not, we must begin our 
classroom experience with him by tearing down bar- 
riers which we ourselves have erected." 


The College 

The Sigma Nu Affair 

The faculty has recommended to 
the Governing Boards that the 
Bowdoin chapter of Sigma Nu Fra- 
ternity should sever its affiliation 
with the national. 

The action, taken at its October 
meeting, came after the faculty 
learned that an attempt to remove 
discriminatory clauses (covering 
Negroes and Asians) from the na- 
tional's bylaws had failed by four 
votes at Sigma Nu's national con- 
vention in August. 

In justifying its action the faculty 
said it was not criticizing the local 
chapter, which has had a waiver for 
four years and has two Negroes in 
its undergraduate membership, and 
cited the Boards' resolution of 1962, 
which says in part: 

It is the policy of Bowdoin College 
that each fraternity on the campus 
should be completely free to choose 
its members from among all the stu- 
dents who have been admitted to the 
College, without restriction as to 
race, creed, or color. . . . 

The College expects any national 
fraternity which cannot in complete 
good faith permit its Bowdoin chap- 
ter to abide by these policies to with- 
draw its affiliation. . . . 

The undergraduates got a waiver 
from the race exclusion clauses after 
the Boards passed their resolution. 
The Boards accepted the national's 
"no strings attached" offer. That no 
strings were attached was demon- 
strated when Sigma Nu Executive 
Secretary Richard R. Fletcher was 
at Bowdoin last February and wit- 
nessed the formal initiation of two 

At the time of Fletcher's visit the 
chapter was under suspension from 
the national for violating adminis- 
trative procedures. On the basis of 
his examination he found that the 
chapter had corrected its errors, and 
he subsequently recommended that 
it be restored to good standing. This 
the Sigma Nu High Council did, 

and the names of the students who 
had been initiated were entered on 
the membership roll. 

While the chapter was in diffi- 
culty with the national, the faculty's 
Student Life Committee directed 
then Dean of Students A. LeRoy 
Greason Jr. to write a letter "to ex- 
press . . . our support in your efforts 
to have the suspension of the Bow- 
doin Chapter from Sigma Nu re- 

Last spring, four months after 
Dean Greason's letter, the Student 
Life Committee did an about-face 
and recommended to the faculty 
that the chapter be forced to resign 
from the national if the discrimina- 
tory clauses were not removed from 
the national's bylaws. The general 
faculty tabled the recommendation, 
and Commander Donald C. Ferro 
'68 went to the national convention 
with no specific instructions. 

With the unanimous backing of 
the undergraduate members, Ferro 
worked to have the clauses removed. 
The first vote, taken the day before 
the convention was to end, was 214- 
1 1 3 in favor of removing the clauses 
—four votes short of the needed 
two-thirds majority. A second vote, 
taken on the final day, also fell 
short even though several represen- 
tatives (including those of a New 
England chapter who were con- 
vinced by Ferro) switched their 
votes. According to Ferro, about ten 
chapters which had earlier voted for 
the removal of the clauses were not 
present at the time of the second 
vote because their representatives 
had plane and train connections to 

During the convention several 
chapters, including those at Duke, 
Emory, and Davidson, said that if 
the clauses were not removed they 
might have to sever their affilia- 

tions. A representative of Bowling 
Green's chapter, speaking on behalf 
of five Ohio chapters (four of them 
at state universities) , said that the 
Ohio Legislature was thinking of 
passing a law to eliminate dis- 
criminatory practices. 

On the day of the faculty meet- 
ing Ferro telephoned Fletcher to 
see if any of these chapters had 
withdrawn. None had. If these chap- 
ters remained in the national, the 
likelihood of voting out the clauses 
at the next convention was great. 
More than ever the Bowdoin chap- 
ter wanted to stay in. 

The opportunity for the under- 
graduates to present their case be- 
fore the faculty was denied. Only 
one of the three advisers to the 
chapter, Admissions Director Hubert 
S. Shaw '36, has faculty status. He 
was out of town on an admissions 

A motion to delay the matter un- 
til the November meeting was de- 
feated, and the faculty, including 
18 members who had been on the 
campus less than a month, proceded 
to make its recommendation. 

The matter now goes to a com- 
mittee (which one is not known at 
this writing) of the Governing 
Boards. Ferro and at least one alum- 
nus who is an officer of the local 
corporation have been told they will 
be allowed a hearing. 

Says Ferro: "The undergraduate 
members of the house and the mem- 
bers of the house corporation fully 
agree with the aim of the faculty: 
race exclusion clauses must be re- 
moved from the national's bylaws. 
Our difference is over the best way 
to remove these clauses. I do not 
think that withdrawal is the best 
way, especially in the light of pres- 
ent political realities. Working with- 
in the organization to bring about a 


change through democratic pro- 
cesses seems preferable. 

"The High Council, which voted 
4-1 to eliminate the clauses, has 
demonstrated its good faith by 
granting the waiver we requested 
and by accepting into full member- 
ship the Negro students we have 

"We will continue to work for 
the elimination of the clauses, and 
I think that we will achieve victory 
at the next national convention, in 
1968. For us to be forced to with- 
draw would only defeat what we 
have been working for: the elimi- 
nation of bias in national frater- 

Financial Report 

During the fiscal year ended on 
June 30 Bowdoin received gifts, 
grants, and bequests amounting to 
$3.8 million for its second best fund- 
raising year ever. All but $537,000 
(which came from the government) 
was eligible for matching under the 
terms of the Ford Foundation's chal- 
lenge grant which required Bowdoin 
to raise $7.5 million over a three 
year period that ended on June 30 
to qualify for a $2.5 million grant 
from the foundation. In September 
President Coles told members of 
the Governing Boards that the Col- 
lege had raised $144,540 in excess of 
the required amount for immediate 
matching of the full balance of the 
challenge goal. 

Expenses for the year ended on 
June 30 totaled a record $5.16 mil- 
lion, up nearly $500,000 from the 
year before. The year's deficit of 
$272,000 was also a record, and 
raised the accumulated deficit of 
the past five years to $519,000. 

Most of the $500,000 increase in 
expenses over FY 1965 was ac- 
counted for by two self-supporting 
enterprises, the bookstore and din- 
ing services (up $107,000). Other 
increases included activities related 
to instruction ($52,000), student 
services ($39,000) , scholarships and 
other student aid (up $38,000 to 

$484,000) , general institutional 
($41,000), and plant operation and 
maintenance ($119,000). 

Despite the flow of red ink, the 
College is financially sounder than 
it was a year ago, when its operat- 
ing deficit was $105,000. The book 
value of its endowment increased 
from $22.6 million to $25.7 million 
(although in the face of a generally 
declining stock market, the market 
value was down $1 million to $31.5 
million) , and its total assets as of 
June 30 amounted to $47.8 mil- 
lion, against $42.2 million as of 
June 30, 1965. 

The operating deficit is explained 
in part by the fact that only $470,000 
of last year's new money represented 
unrestricted gifts and gifts for cur- 
rent purposes. 

In terms of gifts from nongovern- 
ment sources, 1965-66 was Bowdoin's 
third best year (behind 1963-64's 
$5.02 million and 1964-65's $3.3 mil- 
lion) . 

Alumni contributed $1,067 mil- 
lion or 32% of the total amount of 
nongovernment money. In 1964-65 
they gave $1.9 million or 57% of 
the total new nongovernment mon- 
ey. Payments made by the Ford 
Foundation during 1965-66 on its 
matching grant amounted to $916,- 
988, and the largest gift from an 
individual was a bequest of $492,915 
under the will of Agnes Carpenter, 
formerly of Bar Harbor. 

A report published by the Ameri- 
can Alumni Council revealed that 
in 1964-65 Bowdoin ranked among 
the top ten private men's colleges 
in total alumni donors and total 
alumni gifts, and was fifth among 
private men's colleges in total gifts 
from all sources. Comparative fig- 
ures for the 1966 fiscal year are not 
yet available. 

The Alumni Organize 

When alumni came back to the 
campus in September as guests of 
the College for the annual football 
alumni weekend, they expected to 
see an intrasquad scrimmage. 

They did not. Coach Peter Kos- 
tacopoulos did not have enough 
players to field two teams. Led by 
Albert E. (Ted) Gibbons '58 a 
group went to see President Coles 
the following week. It was time that 
alumni interested in the athletic for- 
tunes of Bowdoin should help re- 
cruit scholar-athletes. Obviously the 
College was having trouble doing 
the job alone, especially since the 
Pentagonal Agreement (with Dart- 
mouth, Amherst, Williams, and 
Wesleyan) forbids coaches from go- 
ing on recruiting expeditions. 

Their zeal to organize former 
Bowdoin athletes into some sort of 
group (as yet to be named) that 
would supplement the work of 
alumni club prospective students 
committees in the area of athletics 
was intensified as the season began. 
First came a 12-15 loss to Worcester 
Tech, a team that had never before 
even come close to beating Bowdoin. 
Wesleyan shut out the Polar Bears, 
39-0, and then (gasp!) the Amherst 
game, 51-0, one of the worst beat- 
ings ever administered to a Bowdoin 
football team. Williams, rated as 
strong as Amherst, was scheduled 
on homecoming. So was a meeting 
to which alumni who had lettered 
in football, hockey, basketball, and 
swimming were invited. 

Some 70 alumni attended the 
meeting, which was led by Gibbons 
and at which Athletic Director Mal- 
colm E. Morrell '24 and Admissions 
Director Hubert S. Shaw '36 spoke. 
Morrell said the College was as con- 
cerned as the alumni and that the 
alumni could expect an announce- 
ment "within two or three months" 
on changes in student recruitment. 

The alumni agreed to organize 
under the leadership of Gibbons, 
Gerald O. Haviland '61, Ara Kara- 
kashian '37, Elford A. (Brud) Stov- 
er '58, and Gordon R. Beem '50. 
Other alumni varsity lettermen (in- 
cluding managers) would be invited 
to join. Gibbons said the only rea- 
son they were not. invited to the 
first meeting was that mailing lists 
of these former athletes were not 


available. They were being com- 
piled, however. In the meantime, 
any former athlete interested in 
joining the group could get in 
touch with Gibbons at 465 Congress 
St., Portland. 

After the meeting and the home- 
coming day lunch in Sargent Gym- 
nasium, the group watched a spir- 
ited Bowdoin team lose to Wil- 
liams by a score of 17-6. 

Most alumni were frankly re- 
lieved after the game, and that they 
were further emphasized what Gib- 
bons had been saying: "I don't think 
Bowdoin alumni want a football 
factory, hockey factory, or any other 
type of athletic factory. I think that 
most expect Bowdoin to field repre- 
sentative teams that will give good 
account of themselves even in de- 
feat. Alumni want these teams to 
be manned by enough players so 
that the physical burdens do not 
become too great for any one of 
them. You cannot play football at 
Bowdoin's level with only 28 or 30 
players— or even fewer as has been 
the case this season. Athletes who 
can meet the academic standards of 
the College can make a valuable 
contribution. We want to encourage 
this type of boy to apply to Bow- 
doin. We want the admissions office 
to give him a sympathetic hearing, 
and if he is offered admission we 
want to help persuade him to come 
to Bowdoin. As it is, the College is 
not getting its share of athletes. I 
think that a group of well-informed 
alumni working with the coaches 
and admissions office can change 
this situation." 

Dr. Dan's 
Cleatless Heel 

From Joe Namath down, knee and 
ankle injuries have sidelined many 
a football player, but now a player 
can reduce his chances of sustaining 
such injuries by more than half. All 
he need do is follow the advice of 
Bowdoin Physician Daniel F. Han- 
ley '39: remove the heel cleats. 

Dr. Hanley bases his advice on 
ten years of research on the rela- 
tion of football shoes to such in- 
juries. Almost any type of device 
substituted for the heel cleats will 
lessen a player's chances of injury, 
he says. The important thing is 
not to allow the heel to become an- 
chored as it does with standard 
cleats. In that position the knee can 
often become injured even if there 
is no physical contact. Even the 
shorter, soccer-type cleat is to be 
preferred over the long conical 
cleat on the sole of a shoe. 

Dr. Hanley has statistics to sup- 
port his claims. With the coopera- 
tion of three professional teams, 35 
colleges, and 37 high schools, he 
compiled statistics on 5,530 football 
players for the 1965 season. The 
total number of these players wear- 
ing flat heels and short front cleats 
was 1,089. Only 6% of them suf- 
fered knee and ankle injuries. Of 
the 4,441 wearing regular football 
shoes, 14% suffered significant knee 
and ankle injuries. 

The number of teams wearing 
the new shoe is increasing each year, 
although Dr. Hanley says that most 
coaches are traditionalists and have 
to be shown that the new shoes are 
valuable. This year some 400 college, 
high school, and professional teams 
are wearing them. 

Dr. Hanley got the idea for the 
shoe in 1956 while watching a Bow- 
doin back go up in the air for a 
pass which was subsequently inter- 
cepted. When the back hit the 
ground he tried to turn quickly, but 
his foot was anchored to the ground, 
and his knee buckled under him. 
Several weeks later, in a freshman 
game, a similar incident happened 
—and the new shoe was born. 

Trainer Mike Linkovich began 
to keep accurate figures on all the 
circumstances involved in knee in- 
juries. The immediate resulting 
statistic was that 77% of them oc- 
curred when the foot was anchored 
to the ground. After ten years of 
study the figure was still 77%. 

At Bowdoin almost everybody has 

worn heels at practice since 1962. 
During the games only those with a 
history of knee injuries wore heels. 
Bowdoin has had no varsity football 
players operated on for knee in- 
juries which occurred in football 
since that time. 

Dr. Hanley says the place to 
start reducing the incidence of knee 
injuries is in high school. "For the 
past few years," he says, "I have 
been very cautious in recommend- 
ing the use of heels instead of rear 
cleats, but now we have so many 
facts and figures that the time for 
caution is gone. I am personally 
convinced that the elimination of 
rear cleats on the football shoe will 
cut down the incidence and, more 
important, cut down the severity of 
knee injuries." 


Varsity Cross-Country 
Bowdoin 27 Amherst 28 

Bowdoin 28 Williams 28 

Bowdoin 28 Colby 29 

Record through Oct. 22: Won 2, Lost 0, 
Tied 1 

Freshman Cross-Country 
Gorham 27 Bowdoin 28 

M.C.I. 22 Bowdoin 33 

Bowdoin 26 Morse 29 Waterville 81 
Colby 17 Bowdoin 43 

Record through Oct. 22: Won 1, Lost 3 

Varsity Football 

Worcester Tech 15 Bowdoin 12 

Wesleyan 39 Bowdoin 

Amherst 51 Bowdoin 

Williams 17 Bowdoin 6 

Bowdoin 15 Colby 6 

Record through Oct. 22: Won 1, Lost 4 

Freshman Football 
Worcester Prep 28 Bowdoin 

Colby 7 Bowdoin 6 

Colby 7 Bowdoin 

Record through Oct. 22: Won 0, Lost 3 

Varsity Soccer 

Bowdoin 3 Lowell Tech 1 

Wesleyan 5 Bowdoin 

Bowdoin 2 U.N.H. 1 

Springfield 4 Bowdoin 1 

Bowdoin 4 Maine 1 

Williams 4 Bowdoin 

Bowdoin 3 Bates 2 

Bowdoin 1 Colby 1 

Record through Oct. 22: Won 4, Lost 3, 
Tied 1 

Freshman Soccer 

Bowdoin 5 Fryeburg 

Bowdoin Thomas J.C. 

Bowdoin 2 Hebron 2 

Bates 1 Bowdoin 

Bowdoin 5 Colby 1 

Record through Oct. 22: Won 2, Lost 1, 
Tied 2 



Splendid Issue 

Sirs: It was a lively experience to pick 
up the current issue [September] of the 
Alumnus and to be completely absorbed 
in it. 

The Flucker portrait in color and the 
photographs and the text of the art ac- 
tivity at Bowdoin are splendid in con- 
tent and handsome in appearance. I hope 
you will continue to use the same type of 
paper and to depersonalize much of the 
content. This magazine on the table in 
the foyer at the Exeter Inn, for example, 
may be the only contact the reader has 
with Bowdoin, and its intellectual slant 
should appeal. 

It would be a fresh idea to present 
athletics at Bowdoin in the casual way 
a sport should be taken at a small col- 
lege. The stereotyped pictures and writ- 
ing about the Bowdoin football team 
have had their day. What I would like 
to see is the track star who had his first 
chance at Bowdoin, the informality of 
having a beer between tennis matches, 
with real emphasis on the theme that 
every student who leaves the College has 
some proficiency in a participating sport. 

I am not critical on the matter of 
obituaries as I do not have the faintest 
idea how they must be handled, but it 
does seem odd that Lawrence Leighton 
'25, a Rhodes Scholar, was given slightly 
less space than a student who attended 
Bowdoin for one semester. 

My sincere good wishes to you and 
Bowdoin in this new activity. You can 
be assured that the continuing excel- 
lence of the magazine will not go un- 

Earl F. Cook '26 
Marblehead, Mass. 

A Deplorable Loss 

Sirs: The resignation of Marvin Sadik 
from the art museum directorship is an 
incident of serious concern to the entire 
Bowdoin community. I was sincerely dis- 
appointed and irritated to read of that 
resignation this morning. 

The art museum without Sadik is a 
concept I am unable to grasp. If anything 
can be done to encourage him to stay at 
Bowdoin, it should be done. Sadik's tal- 
ents are extraordinary. The administration 
should go to extraordinary lengths to re- 
tain him. 

Marvin Sadik himself must understand 
the chagrin with which students who 
knew him will receive the news of his 

I think no one can fail to be im- 
pressed by the vitality Sadik has infused 
into the museum and its programs. His 
imagination, his expertise, his enthusiasm 
are obvious in every new phase and every 
new exhibition at the museum. It is in- 

credible to think of "replacing" Marvin 
Sadik. He cannot be replaced. 

Beyond Sadik's talented work at the 
museum, he is an important element in 
the success of the Senior Center program. 
To many students, including myself, he 
brought his cultivation, wit, and com- 
passion into the senior year. 

For some of us Sadik did more than 
any other person at the College to en- 
courage amateur study of art and ex- 
ploration outside our disciplines. In my 
undergraduate years I found Sadik one 
of the finest members of the faculty or 
staff at Bowdoin. 

His residence at the Senior Center was 
to me one of the most instructive, help- 
ful, and enriching aspects of that pro- 

To lose Marvin Sadik would be de- 

James A. Rouili.ard '65 
Dover, N.H. 

Marvin S. Sadik announced his resigna- 
tion on Oct. 20. Beginning July 1 he will 
be director of the museum of art of the 
University of Connecticut. 

President Coles said at the time Mr. 
Sadik resigned: "In the past five years 
that Mr. Sadik has been at Bowdoin he 
has brought new life and new vision to 
the program of the Bowdoin College 
Museum of Art, raising it to a new and 
higher level. I doubt that there can ever 
be another Marvin Sadik, but the pro- 
gram of the museum will continue from a 
new plateau which he has built. 

"When he leaves Boivdoin next June he 
will carry with him every good wish from 
the College and the many friends he has 
made here. . . ." 

Regrets End of Vespers 
Sirs: In the July issue of the Alumnus, 
I read with some dismay an article, "Exit 
Vespers." I had previously seen the fac- 
ulty committee report in which the ra- 
tionale for the suspension of the exer- 
cises was presented. This latter docu- 
ment seemed to be neither a position 
paper nor a viable program for reform. 

The committee commented on dress 
becoming more casual and manners less 
noticeable. It further stated, "The alter- 
native of tighter restrictions on behavior 
and dress is not inviting." It seems to me 
that the College has the same right to 
impose restrictions on student dress, 
manners, and behavior as it does to im- 
pose restrictions on intellectual sloven- 
liness. It cannot do half the job in re- 
sponse to student rebellion against living 
up to the same sanctions society will im- 
pose on them later in life. Some small 
men's college will have the courage to 
state this position clearly. I wish it were 
to be Bowdoin; but, apparently, this is 
not to be the case. 

The issue of chapel itself in a private 
institution involves none of the same 
parameters as the issue of religious ser- 
vices in public institutions. The student 
at Bowdoin voluntarily applies for ac- 

ceptance and presumably lives up to the 
rules and regulations of the College. If 
these are abhorrent to him, he can apply 
somewhere else, where the regulations on 
these issues are more to his liking. The 
faculty, in its collective wisdom, must 
take a firm position. Religious services 
of the kind carried out for years at Bow- 
doin either play a significant role in the 
intellectual and social development of its 
student body or they do not. 

It is an incredible position to abandon 
these exercises merely because other in- 
stitutions have done so, or because their 
Nielson rating among students is lower 
than football games, or because their 
dress and behavior is an affront to the 
dignity of the Chapel setting. 

I am less than hopeful about the fu- 
ture of the College if the next few de- 
cades of its development are to be de- 
termined by what its students desire at 
the moment. Some few of us at the spring 
Alumni Council meeting talked over these 
issues and others. There was surprising 
unanimity among the eight or ten that 
the College should not default on its 
responsibilities merely because the road 
is difficult. 

Leonard W. Cronkhite Jr. '41 

Supports Johnson 

Sirs: H. A. Libbey's endorsement in the 
September Alumnus of Sylvio Martin's 
letter in the July issue set me thinking 
back to Woodrow Wilson's stress upon 
the self-determination of nations. Sylvio's 
plea of "Asia for Asians" should be equal- 
ly valid for South Vietnam for the South 
Vietnamese, the Philippines for the Fili- 
pinos, Australia for the Australians, and, 
by extension, to every other country in 
the world. That is what the Johnson ad- 
ministration's policy is all about. That is 
why our military forces are in Southeast 
Asia. We believe that the United States 
should be for the citizens of the United 
States and that neither Communism nor 
any other "ism" should be allowed to 
menace this right. At this late date, this 
may be a hopeless cause in which we are 
engaged, but at least and at long last we 
seem to be doing (or continuing) in 
practice what the United States people, 
in their colossal error, refused to do as a 
matter of policy in 1920 by denying 
United States membership in the League 
of Nations. It was a relatively simple 
matter then, but now the art of infiltra- 
tion has made it infinitely more difficult. 
But, as the saying goes, God helping us, 
we can now do no other. 

R. Webb Noyes '21 
Waterville, Maine 

The Alumnus welcomes letters on any 
subject that has been discussed in the 
magazine, or on any aspect of Bowdoin 
affairs. Anonymous letters will not be 
published, but names will be withheld 
when there is sufficient reason. 


Alumni Clubs 


Prof. Athern Daggett '25, and Alumni 
Secretary Peter Barnard '50 were guests 
of the Bowdoin Club of Northern New 
Jersey at the annual spring dinner and 
ladies' night on April 12 at the Rock 
Spring Inn. 

The following were elected officers for 
1966-67: president, Joseph Woods '47; 
vice president, John Nichols '49; secre- 
tary-treasurer, Theodore Eldracher '57; 
and council member, Peter Grant '48. 
Elected directors were George Bacon '15, 
Robert deSherbinin '45, and Arthur 
Hamblen '48. 


Upward Bound Director Robert Mellow 
was the guest speaker at the club's first 
lunch meeting of the season, at the East- 
land Motor Hotel on Sept. 7. Mr. Mellow 
informed the group of the activities of 
the two-year anti-poverty program which 
he directs. 


The spring dinner meeting and ladies' 
night was held on April 14, at the 
Touchdown Club. Retiring President 
Ray Jensen '48 greeted about seventy 
alumni and guests. 

Treasurer Pete Smith '60 reported a 
favorable balance, and Edward Hudon 
'37 reported that the Harold Burton 
Memorial Fund has reached almost 

The following were elected officers for 
the year: president, Ernest Lister '37; 
vice president, Jay Carson '53; secretary, 
Peter Smith '60; treasurer, Harold Reh- 
der '29; assistant secretary, James Calla- 
han '58; assistant treasurer, Frank de la 
Fe '63; and Alumni Council member, 
Ray Jensen '48. 

The Hon. Robert Hale '10 was toast- 
master and introduced Alumni Secretary 
Peter Barnard '50 and Professor Athern 
Daggett '25, both of whom spoke briefly 
and brought greetings from the College. 
President Coles was the principal speaker 
and brought news from the campus. 

At the conclusion of the meeting, in- 
coming President Lister presented a spe- 
cial Polar Bear to retiring President Jen- 
sen as a token of the club's appreciation 
for his work. 



Tues., Nov. 8, noon: monthly lunch at 
Steckino's Restaurant, 106 Middle St., 
Lewiston. Coach Pete Kosty, speaker. 

Tues., Jan. 10, noon: monthly lunch. 
Executive Secretary Roy Knight '50. 


Tues., Nov. 15, noon: monthly lunch 
at Nick's, 100 Warrenton Rd. Prof. John 
Donovan, speaker. 

Tues., Dec. 13, noon: monthly lunch. 
Prof. Daniel Levine. 

Tues., Jan. 10, noon: monthly lunch. 
Frank C. Christian, president of the Bos- 
ton Chamber of Commerce and of the 
New England Merchants National Bank. 


Fri., Nov. 4, informal meeting: Prof. 
Dan E. Christie '37, speaker. 


Mon., Nov. 21, informal meeting: Mu- 
seum Director Marvin Sadik, speaker. 


Thurs., Nov. 17: monthly lunch at the 
University Club, Hartford. William Daley 
'58, speaker. 

Thurs., Dec. 15: monthly lunch. 

Thurs., Jan. 19: monthly lunch. 


Fri., Jan. 27, 7 p.m.: dinner dance at 
the Longshore Club, Westport. 


Wed., Nov. 2, informal meeting: Mu- 
seum Director Marvin Sadik, speaker. 


Fri., Nov. 4, informal meeting: Mu- 
seum Director Marvin Sadik, speaker. 


Sat., Dec. 10, 8 p.m.: Bowdoin-Army 
hockey game at West Point. Bus leaves 
the entrance of the Yale Club, Vander- 
built Ave. and 45th St., at 5:30 p.m. 
Wives, family members are invited. 

Fri., Feb. 3, 6 p.m.: annual dinner at 
the Princeton Club, 15 West 43rd St. 
President Coles, speaker. 


Thurs., Nov. 10: informal meeting. 
Museum Director Marvin Sadik, speaker. 


Wed., Nov. 2, noon: monthly lunch at 
the Eastland Motor Hotel. 

Wed., Dec. 7, noon: monthly lunch. 
Alumni Secretary Glenn Richards '60. 

Wed., Jan. 4, noon: monthly lunch. 
Prof. C. Douglas McGee, speaker. 


Fri., Nov. 18: informal meeting. Mu- 
seum Director Marvin Sadik, speaker. 


Fri., Nov. 11: informal meeting. Mu- 
seum Director Marvin Sadik, speaker. 


Tues., Nov. 8: informal meeting. Mu- 
seum Director Marvin Sadik, speaker. 


Tues., Nov. 15: informal meeting. Mu- 
seum Director Marvin Sadik, speaker. 


Tues., Nov. 1, noon: monthly lunch at 
the Touchdown Club, 1414 Eye St., N.W. 

Tues., Dec. 6: monthly lunch. 

Tues., Jan. 3: monthly lunch. 

Class News 


The trustees of Wheaton College have 
established a professorship of English 
literature in memory of Samuel Valen- 
tine Cole, who was president of Wheaton 
from 1897 to 1925. 


In August a room in the Senior Center 
was dedicated to the memory of Wilmot 
Brookings Mitchell. The room is on the 
second floor of Wentworth Hall and is 
used for discussion groups, meetings, con- 
ferences, lectures, poetry readings, and 


Hudson Sinkinson 
52 Storer Street 
Kennebunk 04043 

The first long-term care unit in Maine 
to be connected with a general hospital 
was dedicated in September to the mem- 
ory of Ralph P. Bodwell. Known as Bod- 
well House, it is affiliated with the Re- 
gional Memorial Hospital in Brunswick. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Stroud Rodick, whose wife, 
Madolin, died on Aug. 26. 


Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Jesse Wilson, whose wife, 
Charlotte, died on July 29. 


Wallace M. Powers 

37-28 80th Street 

Jackson Heights, N. Y. 11372 

George Burpee has been awarded the 
American Institute of Consulting Engi- 
neers' 1966 Award of Merit. It is given 
each year to an outstanding person in 
engineering or science. George has been 
a consultant to Coverdale & Colpitis, a 
New York City management consulting 
firm, since his retirement from the firm 
in 1963 after 40 years as a partner. Ac- 
cording to an announcement received in 
August, the award was to be presented 


during the Institute's annual dinner on 
Oct. 18 in Philadelphia. 


John W. Leydon 
Apartment L-2 
922 Montgomery Avenue 
Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010 

The 40th mid-summer reunion of the 
class was held on Aug. 20 at the Atlantic 
House, Scarborough Beach. 

Four speakers entertained the gather- 
ing. Mrs. K. C. M. Sills H'52, an honorary 
member of the class because of its affec- 
tion for her late husband, gave a friendly 
talk praising several improvements ini- 
tiated by the class. Bob Cross '45, secre- 
tary of the Alumni Fund, expressed grati- 
tude for the part played by the class in 
leading the 63 classes in the 1965-66 cam- 
paign, which resulted in a total of 
$343,000— far and away the best sum for 
any year. The class gave almost $21,000, 
an average of nearly $1,000 a member. 
Two large scholarship endowments hon- 
oring departed members of the class made 
up the largest part of the class total. 

The second speaker was the former 
governor of Connecticut, Wilbert Snow, 
who read a humorous letter from County 
Cork, Ireland, and proved again his 
ability as an after-dinner speaker. 

President Bill Linnell introduced 
Herbie Brown H'63, who honored the 
class for the third time with an inspiring 
tribute to the Bowdoin spirit. He had 
been an eloquent speaker at the fiftieth 
reunion of the class in 1957 and had at- 
tended another meeting to read from 
his scholarly book, Sills of Bowdoin. His 
presence assured a large attendance. 

In addition the dinner was attended 
by the wives of the speakers and the fol- 
lowing: Mrs. E. C. Hyde and the Misses 
Linnell of Portland; Mr. and Mrs. Neal 
Allen, Mrs. Joseph Drummond, Mrs. Ed- 
ward Duddy, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Giles 
'41, Mrs. Eugene Holt, Mrs. Millard 
Webber, Mrs. Lee Savidge, daughter of 
the late Dwight S. Robinson, and Mrs. 
James M. McConnell, daughter of the 
late Clement F. Robinson '03, all of 
Portland and vicinity. 

Also, Mrs. Felix Arnold Burton and 
her daughter, Mrs. John Winchell ('06) , 
Thomas Winchell, and Miss Edith Weath- 
erill of Brunswick; Mrs. John Frost ('04) 
of Topsham; Mr. and Mrs. John Halford 
and Mrs. Victoria Otto of Lovell; Mrs. 
Osgood Pike of Fryeburg; Leon Mincher 
of Newton Center, Mass.; Mr. and Mrs. 
Joseph Davis '08 and Mrs. Oleine Turner 
of Cliff Island; Dr. and Mrs. Merlon 
Webber and granddaughter of Pittsfield; 


Dedication of Coffin Room: Gathered around a plaque naming the north bay reading 
room of the Hawthorne-Longfellow Library in memory of Robert P. T. Coffin '15 are 
President Coles, who presided at the exercises; the poet's four children, Mrs. Vernon 
Westcott, Robert P. T. Coffin Jr., Richard N. Coffin and Mrs. William E. Halvosa; 
and Herbert Ross Brown H'63, the principal speaker. The dedication was in August. 

Mrs. Seth Haley of Little Diamond Island; 
and Mr. and Mrs. John Leydon of Bryn 
Mawr, Pa. 


Christopher Toole 

4884 MacArthur Boulevard, #7 

Washington, D. C. 20007 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Colin Campbell, whose sis- 
ter, Mrs. Everett L. Ford, died on Aug. 16. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Rufus Stetson, whose sister, 
Miss Helen C. Stetson, died in Portland 
on Aug. 24. For some 35 years she had 
taught mathematics at Portland High 

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Waldoboro 04572 

No 1909 notes in the last Alumnus! No 
notes sent in, so your agent made good 
his threat. It is a trifling thing to jot 
down a few bits on paper, merely to give 
us a clue. We can make much of little. 
Make no mistake, men of other classes 
read of you with interest and good will, 
I know. 

Nine years ago Dr. Ezra Bridge and 
his wife, Marion, decided that they had 
had enough. He had been the adminis- 
trator of six different hospitals, four in 
New York State, one in California, and 
another in Connecticut. They have 
camped on the southern slope of a lovely 
Vermont hill overlooking a happy valley 
(South Royalton), "which might well 
have been called the second home of Rip 
Van Winkle." (More next time from a 
grand letter of Dr. Bridge.) 

The Hattie M. Strong Foundation of 
Washington, D.C., has established a schol- 
arship fund at the College in memory of 
the late Justice Burton. 

The ubiquitous and unconquerable 
Ginn as chairman of the Legislative Com- 
mittee of the Suffolk County M.E.T.A. is 
busy angling a bill through the Massa- 
chusetts Legislature to increase pensions 
for retired teachers. We freely predict 
that when the last '09ers have disap- 
peared in the mists of history Tom Ginn 
will be the last of a great class to say 
farewell to Earth. 

Dan Koughan was vouchsafed by a 
kindly destiny another summer at Peaks 

Your scribe was guest preacher in 
August at an annual service of one of the 
oldest churches in Maine. In view of the 
fact that some "theologs" had recently 
presided at a coroner's inquest over the 
demise of the Diety, J.J.S., who has little 
love for "theologs," presumed to question 
their findings in a homily entitled 
"World Without a God." 


E. Curtis Matthews 
59 Pearl Street 
Mystic, Conn. 06355 

The many Bowdoin friends of Mrs. 
Charles Cary extend her their sympathy 
on the death of her sister, Mrs. Mary 
Campbell Ford, on Aug. 16. 


Ernest G. Fifield 

351 Highland Avenue 

Upper Montclair, N. J. 07043 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Phil Hansen, whose son, 
Capt. Philip H. Hansen Jr., died on 
July 27. 

Judge Hugh Hastings, who has served 
as treasurer of Fryeburg Academy since 
1932, was honored by the academy's 
alumni association on Aug. 20. He was 
the recipient of the third annual Dis- 
tinguished Alumni Award. 



William A. MacCormick 

14 Atlantic Avenue 
Boothbay Harbor 04538 

Dr. Kenneth Churchill has retired from 
the practice of medicine after 47 years 
in Lebanon, N.H. He was honored in 
June by the staff members of Alice Peck 
Day Hospital there. 


Luther G. Whittier 
R.F.D. 2 
Farmington 04938 

On Friday night of commencement 
week the following gathered at the Stowe 
House for a pleasant and entertaining 
dinner: Mr. and Mrs. Chet Abbott, Col. 
and Mrs. Wood, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Ken- 
nedy, Norton, Savage, Shackford, and 

John Crosby, son of our Laurance 
Crosby, is the founder and managing di- 
rector of the Santa Fe Opera, now in its 
tenth season. This summer it presented 
eight operas during July and August. 

Ced Crowell's daughter, Jane, was mar- 
ried in New York City on June 16 to 
Marc Aurele Rieffel. Their address is 18 
Avenue de Valmont, Lausanne, Switzer- 

In the September issue of the Amer- 
ican Legion Magazine Paul Douglas took 
the affirmative side in a debate on the 
question, "Do We Need a Truth-in- 
Lending Bill?" Paul received an honorary 
degree from Amherst in June. It was his 
20th LL.D. 

Winthrop Greene has been back in 
the country since last June and, as usual, 
is motoring about the countryside at a 
pace that would put any ordinary person 
in a rest home. He arrived in Peter- 
borough, N.H., at 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 11 
and left at 11 a.m. to attend a 12:30 p.m. 
luncheon in Worcester, Mass. That night 

he planned to be at Tanglewood in Lenox, 
Mass. He expected to maintain that pace 
until November, when he was to return 
to Austria. 

Gov. John Reed has named Sumner 
Pike to serve on the Maine-New Hamp- 
shire Committee on Oceanography, which 
is to promote the development of natural 
resources and scientific study and ex- 
ploration in the Gulf of Maine. 

Luther Whittier was named the out- 
standing alumnus of Farmington High 
School for 1966 at the eighth annual Far- 
mington High School alumni meeting in 


Alfred E. Gray 
Francestown, N. H. 03043 

Phil and Louise Pope toured Utah in 
July. They saw Salt Lake and Monument 
Valley, among other places. "All this 
magnificence," wrote Phil, "is much too 
much to take in. Sandstones in weirdest 
formations delight the eye." 


Harold E. Verrill 
Ocean House Road 
Cape Elizabeth 04107 

According to a note from Luther Whit- 
tier '13, Frank Knowlton, who was in the 
hospital at commencement time, is back 
in circulation. 

At its annual institute in Atlantic City 
on June 14, the National Council on 
Crime and Delinquency conferred the 
1966 Roscoe Pound Award on Spike Mac- 
Cormick. This award, named for the dis- 
tinguished legal scholar and dean emeri- 
tus of the Harvard Law School, is given 
annually for "distinguished contributions 
to the prevention, control, and treatment 
of crime and delinquency." Spike has re- 
ceived three other distinguished service 

King's prayer book for Bowdoin: Librarian Richard Harwell examines a 286-year-old 
prayer book which originally belonged to King Charles II of England and was printed 
as a tribute to the deliverance of England from Cromwellism and the restoration of 
the king to his throne. The rare book was given to the library by John Pickard '22. 

awards in recent years: from the Amer- 
ican Society of Criminology in 1963, the 
Correctional Service Federation of the 
United States in 1964, and the American 
Correctional Association in 1965. 

After teaching French at Deerfield 
Academy in Massachusetts since 1937, 
Francis McKenney retired in June. He 
and his wife plan to live in Maine at 
North Bridgton during much of the year 
but plan to seek a warmer climate dur- 
ing the winter months. 


Edward C. Hawes 
180 High Street 
Portland 04101 

President Coles invited John Baxter to 
represent the College on Oct. 21 at the 
dedication of two new dormitories, a new 
library and arts-study center, and a new 
teaching hall at Bradford (Mass.) Junior 


Noel C. Little 
60 Federal Street 
Brunswick 04011 

Clarence Crosby, who had been elected 
president-elect of the Maine State Bar 
Association in 1965, has declined to serve 
as president of the organization for 1966- 
67 because of ill health. 


Lloyd O. Coulter 
Nottingham Square Road 
Epping, N. H. 03042 

Bob Albion has been named visiting 
professor of history at the University of 

Mrs. Elliot Freeman's daughter, Bren- 
da, has returned to Tripoli, Libya, where 
she teaches in an oil company school, 
after having spent the summer on a 
round-the-world air tour and visiting 
with her mother. 

President Coles invited Shirley Gray 
to represent the College Sept. 30-Oct. 1 
at the inauguration of S. Douglas Cornell 
as the first president of Mackinac Col- 
lege, Mackinac Island, Mich. 

Col. and Mrs. Philip Johnson returned 
in September from a two month trip to 
Grenoble, France, and Frankfurt, Ger- 


Donald S. Higoins 
78 Royal Road 
Bangor 04401 

Percy Graves retired in May after com- 
pleting 30 years of federal service. He 
had been assistant director of the Vet- 
erans Administration Center at Togus 
since 1955. 

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Hugh Nixon 
2 Damon Avenue 
Melrose, Mass. 02176 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Pop Hatch, whose son-in- 
law, Donald E. Rust Jr. '35, died on Aug. 
23. Mr. Rust was married to Barbara 


Hatch. Their son, David, is a sophomore 
at Bowdoin. 

All of us owe Pop Hatch a warm word 
of thanks for the outstanding work he 
did as our class agent, and we were all 
sorry to learn that, because of reasons of 
health, Pop can no longer serve. We 
hope that you soon will regain your 
health, Pop, and to help you along we 
promise to give Alex Standish the same 
loyal support we gave you. 

Paul Larrabee, formerly the Biddeford, 
Maine, school superintendent, served as 
interim superintendent of the South 
Portland school system from early August 
until Oct. 28. 

Albert R. Thayer 
40 Longfellow Avenue 
Brunswick 04011 

The following were present at our 44th 
reunion buffet at Ellen and Al Morrell's 
home: Thayer, Bachulus, Thomas, Wood- 
bury, Partridge, Congdon, White, Wilson, 
Vose, Brewer, Jordan, Maynard Young, 
Fagone, Bernstein, Pickard, Morrell, and 
their ladies. George True and Welch were 
present at the alumni luncheon. Zeke 
Martin failed to come because he was 

The College has received an anony- 
mous gift of $15,000 to establish a gradu- 
ate scholarship fund to aid future teach- 
ers. It will be known as the Class of 1922 
Graduate Scholarship Fund in honor of 
members of the class, living and deceased. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Jonathan Tibbitts, whose 
wife, Bee, died on Aug. 2. 

President Coles invited Roliston Wood- 
bury to represent the College on Oct. 12 
at the inauguration of Lawrence L. Jarvie 
as president of The Fashion Institute of 
Technology, New York City. 


Philip S. Wilder 
12 Spar well Lane 
Brunswick 04011 

Frank MacDonald and his wife have 
rented their house and plan to spend the 
year wandering. They plan to take a trip 
to Great Britain and then to travel 
through the United States. In the mean- 
time, they can be reached through their 
son, Fred, who lives at 3 Williams St., 
North Quincy, Mass. 02171. 


F. Erwin Cousins 
7 Rosedale Street 
Portland 04103 

We missed Larry Blatchford this year 
at the '24 gathering, but he has promised 
to be back for a football game this fall. 

Charlie Bouffard was sorry to miss our 
reunion. We were doubly sorry to learn 
why. It seems that he fell the full length 
of the stairway in his office building. No 
broken bones but a badly sprained wrist 
and shoulder. 

George Davis retired on June 17. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Horace Ingraham, whose 

brother, J. Fuller Ingraham '19, died on 
July 16. 

Bill Jardine plans to retire this year 
and hopes to get around to doing all 
those things he has not had time for. 

Surgery in April kept Spike Jewett 
away from business for three weeks and 
necessitated postponing his vacation un- 
til fall. Spike and Evelyn now boast 4y 2 

Retirements are coming up for Jack 
and Berta Johnson— Jack from the Maine 
Publicity Bureau and Berta from W. E. 
Hut ton & Son. They plan to make their 
home in Florida come December. 

Jim Keniston is teaching at Nichols 
College, Dudley, Mass. 

Pike Lovell's second edition of Honey 
Plants Manual is off the press. His wife, 
Ethel, has been named Kentucky recipient 
of the outstanding biology teacher award 
given by the National Association of 
Biology Teachers. 

Mac McMennamin retired on June 14 
and wishes he had done it two years ago. 

President Coles invited Lawrence 
Towle to represent the College on Oct. 
8 at the inauguration of Albert E. Hol- 
land as president of Hobart and William 
Smith Colleges. 

A card from Waldo and Betty Wey- 
mouth advises that Wally is now with 
the Gerwin Shoe Co. and that their new 
address is 104 Cardinal Dr., Seymour, Ind. 


William H. Gulliver Jr. 
30 Federal Street 
Boston, Mass. 02110 

Ray Collett has been elected to the 
board of trustees of Ricker College. 

Bill Gulliver's daughter, Ann, and 
David G. Hanes married on Sept. 10 in 
Centerville, Mass. 

Allan Howes has resigned as manager 
of the Portland Symphony Orchestra for 
reasons of health. He is a part-time in- 
structor in science at Westbrook Junior 
College this year. 

Capt. Ernest Joy received in June a 
certificate of merit from the Navy for his 
distinguished service to its medical de- 
partment. The certificate, given on the 
occasion of his retirement from active 
duty, said in part: "For more than two 
decades he has devoted his talent and 
energy as a physician and teacher to the 
needs of the United States Navy. . . . His 
knowledge, his personal warmth, his mili- 
tary enthusiasm, and his effective leader- 
ship will be missed." 


Albert Abrahamson 
P.O. Box 128 
Brunswick 04011 

In August Earl Cook became the first 
American ever to receive the Order of 
Merit from the government of Burgen- 
land, a province of Austria. The award 
was given in recognition of his help in 
raising the province from economic pov- 
erty to prosperity when he worked with 
the Austrian Productivity Center from 
1957 to 1959. 


George O. Cutter 
618 Overhill Road 
Birmingham, Mich. 48010 

Hodding Carter spoke at a symposium 
on "Freedom and Responsibility in Edu- 
cation" at the University of Tennessee in 

Dr. Paul Hill was named president- 
elect of the Maine Medical Association at 
the group's annual convention in June. 


William D. Alexander 
Middlesex School 
Concord, Mass. 01742 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Ed Buxton, whose sister, 
Mrs. Violet B. Merrill, the wife of Steve 
Merrill '35, died on Aug. 23. 

John Chaplin and Mrs. Jeanne M. 
Pozgay of Needham, Mass., married on 
June 20. They are living at 165 Thornton 
Rd., Needham. 

Nathan Greene has been re-elected 
president of the Baystate Computer Cen- 
ter in Waltham, Mass. The center was 
formed in 1962 by ten Massachusetts 
banks, including the Newton-Waltham 
Bank and Trust Co. which he heads. 

Don Parks has been named president 
of the Brunswick Old Folks Home Asso- 


H. LeBrec Micoleau 
General Motors Corporation 
1775 Broadway 
New York, N. Y. 10019 

Richard Fleck was elected a vice presi- 
dent of the Old Colony Trust Co., Bos- 
ton, in June. 

Mr. and Mrs. Roger Ray's son, Ben- 
jamin, and Maruta Lietins married at 
Douglaston, N.Y., in June. 

Abbott Spear spoke at a meeting of 
the Warren (Maine) Historical Society in 
August. The title of his talk was "An- 
other Look at Gettysburg." 

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Chapman Jr. 
tview Avenue 
ow, Mass. 01106 

Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Weare have 
built a 16-unit double-decked motel in 
the Ogunquit area. It is known as the 
Ledges Motel. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Ben Whitcomb, whose broth- 
er, John Whitcomb '25, died on Aug. 22 
in Bar Harbor. 


Rev. Albert E. Jenkins 
1301 Eastridge Drive 
Whittier, Calif. 90602 

Herewith, as promised, is the report on 
our 35th reunion: 

A total of 63 sat down to dinner at 
the Wiscasset Inn to celebrate our 35th. 
They included wives and a few teen- 
aged sons and daughters. All arrange- 
ments were handled by the able chair- 
man, Elias Thomas, with heroic help 
from Jake Smith and assists from Dick 


Ramsey and King Crimmins— all of whom 
have sons at Bowdoin. 

The reunion was also promoted by 
your class secretary, who extracted the life 
histories of most all the men and pub- 
lished the 35th Reunion Journal. 

A pleasant surprise and honor for the 
class was the awarding of an honorary 
degree to classmate Artine Artinian. 

Perhaps an unprecedented Bowdoin 
pre-reunion celebration was that experi- 
enced by the class secretary and his wife, 
Nancy. This happens to be the 20th an- 
niversary of my ministry as rector of St. 
Matthias Episcopal Church in Whittier. 
Someone got wind of the 35th and or- 
ganized a surprise party held in late May. 
As the main Sunday service ended, it was 
announced that all present would gather 
in the adjoining hall. During the service 
an agile decorating committee had hung 
huge Bowdoin '31 banners. As we came 
out Sunday School youngsters were waving 
Bowdoin '31 pennants, which they had 
made, and then the St. Matthias Choir 
mounted a special platform and burst 
forth with Rise Sons of Bowdoin and then 
Bowdoin Beata. Next came speeches con- 
gratulating the rector on 20 years of service 
and the presentation of round-trip flight 
tickets for the rector and his wife. A little 
extra Bowdoin flavor was added to the 
event as Mike Lo Cicero, a member of 
the choir, gave the songs a reasonably 
traditional beat. 

Needless to say, Nancy and I were 
thrilled by the whole affair. 

Blanchard Bates represented the Col- 
lege at the 200th anniversary convocation 
of Rutgers University. The convocation 
was on Sept. 22. 

Dr. Dwight Brown has been elected 
treasurer of the Maine Osteopathic As- 

John and Dot Gould are touring Eu- 
rope this fall. They hope to renew friend- 

ships that were established shortly after 
the end of World War II, when the fed- 
eral government sent John and several 
other country editors over to Europe to 
give assistance in setting up newspaper 

Harland E. Blanchard 
195 Washington Street 
Brewer 04412 

Richard Cobb, who is John E. Sinclair 
professor of mathematics, received the 
seventh annual Worcester Polytechnic 
Institute Award for outstanding teaching 
in May. He was praised for "his clarity 
of presentation . . . and intense interest 
in each student." Dick has been a mem- 
ber of the W.P.I, faculty since 1946 and 
Sinclair professor since 1960. 

In August Lawrence Stuart, who is di- 
rector of the Maine State Park and Rec- 
reation Commission, reported that state 
parks were doing a record business. 

ship at Iowa City Hospital. How time 
does fly." 


Richard M. Boyd 
16 East Elm Street 
Yarmouth 04096 

Charles Kirkpatrick is continuing as 
vice president and resident manager of 
the Holyoke (Mass.) operations of the 
newly formed pulp, paper and board 
manufacturing division of Brown Co. 
The Holyoke division is one of the seven 
new divisions resulting from the merger 
of KVP Sutherland Paper Co. into Brown 
in May. 

Roger Lowell, who teaches mathematics 
at Lee Academy in Maine, has been 
elected a regional vice president of the 
Association of Teachers of Mathematics 
in Maine. 

Fred Whittier wrote in July: "Fred Jr. 
received his M.D. in 1965 from Loyola, 
Chicago, and has now finished his intern- 


Very Rev. Gordon E. Gillett 
3601 North North Street 
Peoria, 111. 61604 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Harold Chandler, whose fa- 
ther, Nathan Chandler, died on July 15. 

George Cleaves was elected in May 
treasurer of the Episcopal Churchmen of 

Charles Hardies has been appointed 
district deputy grand master of the 
Fulton-Montgomery Masonic District in 
New York state. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Asa Pike, whose father, Asa 
O. Pike II '07, died on July 29. 


Paul E. Sullivan 

2920 Paseo Del Mar 

Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. 9027.") 

Dr. Preston Barton was elected last 
spring secretary of the Industrial Medical 
Association. He is plant physician for the 
Meriden, Conn., New Departure-Hyatt 
Bearing Division of General Motors Corp. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Lawrence Chapman, whose 
mother, Mrs. Marguerite R. Chapman, 
died on Aug. 3. 

Perry Hurd has been cited by the 
Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. as one of 
its outstanding personal and business 
lines salesmen in the nation. He repre- 
sents the company at its San Antonio, 
Texas, office. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Steve Merrill, whose wife, 
Violet, died on Aug. 23. 

Steve was the principal speaker at the 
Georges Valley High School graduation 
exercises in June. 

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Hubert S. Shaw 

Admissions Office 

owdoin College 

runswick 04011 

Congratulations are offered to honorary degree recipient Artine Artinian '31 (third from right) 
by classmate Ben Shute only moments after the commencement luncheon. Other '31ers in 
the photograph are Allen Jewett, Dr. John Womson, Fred Kleibacker Jr., and Lloyd Kendall. 

George Chisholm has been promoted 
to the rank of full professor at Nichols 
College of Business Administration in 
Massachusetts. George is chairman of the 
department of English and humanities, 
and teaches Foundation of Fine Arts and 
History of Arts. 

In the May 1966 issue of The Record, 
the newsletter of St. David's Church, Rad- 
nor, Pa., there appeared a tribute to Bill 
Drake, who had completed a six-year 
term as vestryman and rector's warden. 
It said in part: "As the Rector's Warden 
he has shown qualities of Christian dedi- 
cation and leadership. To the Vestry's 
deliberations he has brought a capacity 
for penetrating analysis together with 
great practical wisdom and human 
warmth. . . . For all this, the Congrega- 
tion is deeply grateful." 

Dr. William Kierstead has been elected 
secretary of the Maine Dental Association. 

Emerson Morse has been named man- 
ager of research and development for the 


pulp, paper, and board manufacturing 
division of Brown Co. at Berlin, N.H. 

Gov. John Reed has appointed Gilbert 
Peterson, chairman of the Maine Motor 
Vehicle Dealer Registration Board, chair- 
man of a committee to study Maine laws 
on the issuance of various types of motor 
vehicle dealer registration plates and to 
recommend improvements. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to John Rodick, whose mother, 
Mrs. A. Stroud Rodick, died on Aug. 26. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Felix Verity, whose mother, 
Mrs. John W. Verity, died on Aug. 22. 


William S. Burton 

1144 Union Commerce Building 

Cleveland, Ohio 44114 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Horace Buxton, whose sis- 
ter, Mrs. Violet B. Merrill, the wife of 
Steve Merrill '35, died on Aug. 23. 

When students at Brunswick Junior 
High asked for plants and shrubs to 
beautify a small area where they had 
established a bird feeding station, Ber- 
trand Dionne donated 200 flowering 
shrubs— enough to landscape almost the 
entire school grounds. 

Franklin Gould has been named assis- 
tant professor of psychology at the State 
University College of Oneonta, N.Y. 

Ed Hudon wrote "The U.S. Supreme 
Court Library: An Account of Its Devel- 
opment and Growth" for the May 1966 
issue of Law Library Journal. 


Andrew H. Cox 
50 Federal Street 
Boston, Mass. 02110 

Robert Clarke is one of three men from 
the Rochester, N.Y., area who have pur- 
chased the Rochester Americans, the rich- 
est hockey franchise in the . American 
League last year. 

Carl de Suze was master of ceremonies 
of the 18th annual Maine Broiler Fes- 
tival in Belfast on July 8 and 9. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Norm Dupee, whose mother, 
Mrs. Norman E. Dupee, died on July 21. 

Roy Gunter is head of a team of four 
Holy Cross College scientists who have 
received a $52,735 grant from the Na- 
tional Aeronautics and Space Administra- 
tion for a space research project. The 
team will investigate the effects of outer 
space on a certain type of plastic grating 
used in optical instruments. 

Richard Holt has been promoted to 
librarian of the National Dairy Research 
Center in Glenview, 111. He has been with 
the center since 1952. 

Leonard Pierce has been re-elected vice 
president of the Brown Co., a manufac- 
turer of pulp, paper, packaging and forest 
products, and named general manager of 
the Woodlands Division. 

Curtis Symonds opened on Sept. 1 in 
Carlisle, Mass., an office for the practice 
of business consulting under the name of 
Financial Control Associates. 




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Lou Brummer spoke at a service in the 
Fred W. Symmes Memorial Chapel at 
Camp Greenville, S.C., in June. Earlier he 
had noticed a bronze plaque bearing 
President William DeWitt Hyde's Boy's 
Prayer mounted in the chapel, and he 
used the prayer as the theme of his talk. 

Leonard Cohen and Milton Gordon 
participated in the Maine Conference of 
Social Workers in September. Leonard 
led a panel discussion, and Milton was 
the chief speaker. 

According to an announcement in May, 
Mr. and Mrs. Eastham Guild's daughter, 
Olive, was planning to marry Thomas 
D. A. Parkinson of Columbus, Ohio, this 

Ralph Howard has been re-elected to 
the board of trustees of Ricker College. 

Fred McKenney has received the 1966 
National Quality Award, an honorary 
recognition of outstanding service in the 
field of life underwriting. Fred is asso- 
ciated with Downing & Desautels of the 
New England Mutual Life Insurance Co. 
in Boston. The award is presented jointly 
by the National Association of Life Un- 
derwriters and the Life Insurance Agency 
Management Association. 

Mr. and Mrs. Tim Riley's daughter, 
Ellen, is spending the year in Rochefort. 
France, as a Brunswick High School Affil- 
iation Club representative. 

Kenneth Sullivan has been promoted 
to class 3 in the U.S. Foreign Service. 
Since entering the service in 1947 he has 
been stationed in Berlin, Tuebingen and 
Duesseldorf, Germany; Belgrade, Yugo- 
slavia; Khartoum, Sudan; and Washing- 
ton, D.C. He is presently assistant labor 
attache in the American Embassy at 
Bonn, Germany. 


Neal W. Allen Jr. 
186 Park Street 
Newton, Mass. 02158 

Harry Baldwin, who is vice president 
of the New England Merchants National 
Bank of Boston, has been elected presi- 
dent of the Bank Officers Association of 
the City of Boston. 

In September the New Hampshire Ex- 
ecutive Council confirmed the nomination 
of Francis King to a new term on the 
Board of Examiners and Psychologists. 

John Nettleton was elected in May 
president of the Franklin Savings Institu- 
tion in Greenfield, Mass. 

President Johnson in August nominated 
Col. John Wheelock for promotion to the 
rank of brigadier general. John is deputy 
commandant of cadets at the U.S. Mili- 
tary Academy, West Point, N.Y. 


Henry A. Shorey 
Bridgton 04009 

Henry Shorey, who continues to be the 
local postmaster and publisher of the 
Bridgton News, delivered the Memorial 
Day address in Bridgton. 

George Thomas was designated by the 
Army in June to be the only civilian to 
atterid the National War College this 
year. George is associate director of the 
clothing and organic materials division of 
the U.S. Army Natick (Mass.) Labora- 

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ohn L. Baxter Jr. 
603 Atwater Street 
Lake Oswego, Ore. 97034 

Arthur Benoit was elected a director 
of the Maine Bonding and Casualty Co. 
in May. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Joe Chandler, whose father. 
Nathan Chandler, died on July 15. 

Stevens Frost delivered the charge at 
the installation and initiation ceremony 
of the Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity chap- 
ter at the University of California at 
Santa Barbara. The event was in June. 

Roland Holmes has left the high school 
in Plymouth, Mass., where he was head of 
the English department and for 20 years 
a member of the faculty, to become an 
assistant dean and part-time lecturer at 
the University of Illinois. 

Harvard awarded in June an M.P.H. 
to Dr. Niles Perkins. In July he was 
named director of a new bureau within 
the Maine Department of Health and 
Welfare, the Bureau of Medical Care. 

Gov. John Reed has appointed Horace 
Sowles to a committee which is to study 
Maine laws on the issuance of various 
types of motor vehicle dealer registration 
plates and to recommend improvements. 

James Zelles and Patricia O'Donoghnc 
of Belmont, Mass., married in August. 


John F. Jaques 
312 Pine Street 
South Portland 04106 

The Rev. Al Burns was elected in May 
to a two-year term on the board of direc- 
tors of the Rhode Island Civic Chorale. 

Charles Crimmin has been appointed 
to the Pittsfield (Mass.) Planning Board. 

Bill Glover has been named guidance 
director of Foxcroft Academy. 

Bill Loring has been appointed chief 
pathologist for Mercy Hospital in Port- 
land. Before taking up his new duties in 
July he was in charge of the Columbia 
University Division of Pathology at Belle- 


vue Hospital, New York, and a visiting 
pathologist at St. Vincent's Hospital, 
Bridgeport, Conn. 


Ross Williams 
23 Alta Place 
Yonkers, N. Y. 


Jim Campbell has moved to 2106 For- 
rest Hill Rd., Alexandria, Va. 22307. He 
is still with Cornell Aeronautics Labora- 

Bob Colton has resigned from his asso- 
ciate professorship at Duquesne, where 
he had been since 1962, and plans to de- 
vote the coming year to work on a book 
on Juvenal. He and his wife have moved 
to 4530 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Apt. 108, 
Washington, D.C. 20008. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Alfred Pillsbury, whose wife, 
Patricia, died on July 10. 

Crawford Thayer directed the Fort At- 
kinson, Wise, Community Theater in a 
production of The Miracle Worker last 


Thomas R. Huleatt, M.D. 

54 Belcrest Road 

West Hartford, Conn. 06107 

Newman Marsh has been appointed an 
assistant cashier of the Franklin National 
Bank. He has been assigned to the bank's 
metropolitan division at 410 Madison 
Ave., New York City. 

Henry Maxfield, the author of Legacy 
of a Spy, published by Harper in 1958 
and featuring secret agent Bill Slater, is 
busy on a second thriller about Slater. 
Meanwhile, Legacy has been purchased 
by Warner Brothers and is being shot 
with Yul Brynner in the lead role. 

Frank Oxnard won a second place tro- 
phy in a four-and-a-half hour sailboat 
race off Mattapoisett, Mass., on Aug. 6. 
He and Marjorie own an 18-ft. Corsair. 
The race was for all types of sailboats 
up to 22 feet in length. 

President Coles has invited Wallace 
Philoon to represent Bowdoin on Nov. 5 
at the inauguration of Grady C. Cothen as 
president of Oklahoma Baptist University. 

Fred Sims has been promoted to the 
rank of commander in the Navy. He had 
expected to retire last June, but the Navy 
extended him for a year. Fred is the 
operations officer of the Fleet Weather 
Central and is stationed in Suitland, Md. 
His home address is 6705 Northgate Park- 
way, Clinton, Md. 20735. 

George Vinall, who is with E. I. du 
Pont de Nemours & Co., has moved from 
Malvern, Pa., to 42 Sea Cove Dr., Palos 
Verdes Peninsula, Calif. 90274. 


Morris A. Densmore 

933 Princeton Boulevard, S.E. 

Grand Rapids, Mich. 49506 

President Coles invited Morris Dens- 
more to represent the College on Oct. 20 
at the inauguration of the Very Rev. 
Malcolm Carron as president of the Uni- 
versity of Detroit. 

Herbert French, president of Big Broth- 
ers of Worcester County (Mass.) Inc., 
headed a fund raising campaign for his 
organization last spring. 

Sam Gross, who is an assistant profes- 
sor of pediatrics at Western Reserve Uni- 
versity, was one of only five Americans 
invited to present papers at the 11th 
Congress of the International Society of 
Hematology in Sydney, Australia, Aug. 
21-26. His paper was entitled "The Ef- 
fects of DNA on Leukemic Cell Growth 
in Vitro." 

John MacMorran spent the summer 
participating in an NDEA Summer In- 
stitute for Advanced Study in Theater at 
the University of Wisconsin. John is di- 
rector of drama at Tilton (N.H.) School. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Harry McNeil, whose father, 
Dr. Harry D. McNeil M'13, died on Sept. 3. 

Bill Moody was the chairman of this 
year's Monhegan Island yacht race, which 
was held in August. 

'47 i 

Kenneth M. Schubert 
96 Maxwell Avenue 
eneva, N. Y. 14456 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Irving Backman, whose 
father, Saul Backman, died on Aug. 12. 

Tom Boyd has been named district 
manager of the Union, N.J., office of the 
Heyden Division of Tenneco Chemicals 
Inc. He has been with the firm since 

Major Bob Clark was expecting to re- 
tire from the Air Force on Oct. 1. His 
future plans were not definite, but he 
expected to live in Seattle, Wash., for a 
while, and he was thinking seriously of 
going into teaching. 

Louis Hills and Mrs. Nancy Coombs 
Hurt of Cortland, N.Y., married in June. 

Joseph Holman has been elected a vice 
president of the Maine State Bar Asso- 

Dr. Guy Leadbetter conducted a sym- 
posium on hypertension at the conven- 
tion of the New Hampshire and Vermont 
State Medical Societies in May. Guy is a 
member of the Massachusetts General 
Hospital kidney transplantation team. 

John Robinson, vice commodore of the 
Portland Yacht Club, was one of the 
principal organizers of this year's Mon- 
hegan Island yacht race. The race was 
held in August. 

Stanley Weinstein wrote in June: "I 
have just returned from a field trip to 
West Africa in connection with our pro- 
gram (Educational Services Inc., Newton, 
Mass.) to introduce modern mathematics 
into tropical African primary and sec- 
ondary schools and teacher training col- 
leges. I visited the Sierra Leonean, Liber- 
ian, Ghanaian, and Nigerian ministries 
of education; universities and schools par- 
ticipating in our program; and U.S. AID 
missions. David (2) , Lorna, and I moved 
in the middle of January to our own 
house at 94 Walnut Hill Rd., Chestnut 
Hill, Mass." 


C. Cabot Easton 
13 Shawmut Avenue 
Sanford 04073 

The Rev. and Mrs. Bill Gordon and 
their children, William and Martha, were 
honored at a reception at the Harrison 
Calvary Community Church in July. 

Ray Swift has moved to 8 Winchester 
St., Fairfield, Maine 04937. In August he 
wrote, "Holmes-Swift Co.'s new ware- 
house in Fairfield is about three weeks 
away from completion. Have moved here 
in preparation." The firm distributes 

President Coles invited John Tyrer to 
represent the College on Oct. 4 at the 
inauguration of the Rev. Douglas G. 
Trout as president of Tusculum College, 
Greeneville, Tenn. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to John Whitcomb, whose fath- 
er, John Whitcomb '25, died on Aug. 22. 


Ira Pitcher 
RD 2 
Turner 04282 

Peter Barracca was appointed attorney 
for the Village of Ardsley, N.Y., in April. 

Looking for something to do next sum- 
mer? Try rowing around Cape Ann, 
Mass. Phil Bolger was the first to row the 
course, 19i/ 2 land miles. His time was 
five hours, 40 minutes. An upstart Boston 
University student half his age clipped 
36 minutes off his record in early August. 
Both used a 15-ft. lightweight plywood 
dory designed by Phil. 

Lt. Col. Frank Ceccarelli has been 
awarded the Orden de Vasco Nunez de 
Balboa, one of the highest awards pre- 
sented by the Republic of Panama. It was 
given in recognition of his work in help- 
ing to organize the Panamanian Urologi- 
cal Society during a three-year tour there. 
Frank and his family are now living in 
Tacoma, Wash., where he is chief of 
urology at Madigan Army Hospital, Fort 

Deane Churchill is teaching science and 
mathematics in School Administrative 
District 44 in Bethel, Maine. 

Dave and Alice Crowell have purchased 
the Old Bennington Woodcrafters, manu- 
facturers of authentic Colonial and Shaker 
reproductions, in Bennington, Vt. They've 
also purchased a house that, according to 
tradition, provided Ethan Allen with an 
address from 1767 to 1777. Dave formerly 
worked for N. W. Ayer and Son Inc. in 

Paul Hennessey has returned from a 
sabbatical year in Europe and is teach- 
ing at Lexington (Mass.) High School. 
His home address is 37 College Rd., Bur- 
lington, Mass. 01803. 

Olin Houghton has left his teaching 
position in the Chatham, Mass., school 
system and has joined Science Research 
Associates Inc. as a field associate repre- 
senting the company in the southeastern 

President Coles invited Dr. Bill Mc- 
Cormack to represent the College on 


Oct. 28 at the inauguration of Paul F. 
Sharp as president of Drake University. 
David Roberts, for five years assistant 
U.S. attorney for the northern division of 
Maine, resigned in September to enter 
private law practice in Bangor. 

KURTZ '52 


Richard A. Morrell 
2 Breckan Road 
Brunswick 04011 

President Coles invited Mingun Bak 
to represent the College at a convocation 
on Oct. 15 in observance of the 20th an- 
niversary of Seoul National University. 

Capt. Gordon Beem, assistant adminis- 
trator of the hospital at Loring AFB, has 
been advanced to membership status in 
the American College of Hospital Ad- 

Herbert Bennett spoke on "Damages, 
Settlement, and Comparative Negligence 
Rule in Tort Actions" at the diamond 
jubilee convention of the Maine Bar As- 
sociation in August. 

Dick Blanchard has moved to 88 Hath- 
erly Rd., Waltham, Mass. He is a com- 
puter operator and researcher for R.C.A. 

An article by Wendell Bradley, "The 
Lure of Boating," appeared in the July 
issue of Holiday. 

Merton Henry has been elected secre- 
tary of the Episcopal Churchmen of 

Guy Johnson is the new president of 
the Cundy's Harbor Volunteer Fire Dept. 

Fred Malone, who is with the Iranian 
Oil Refining Co. in Abadan, South Iran, 
wrote in September: "Things are going 
along fine over here. We will be coming 
out of our summer hibernation as the 
temperatures drop under 100 degrees. 
The winter months are quite pleasant and 
allow for outdoor activities. I shall be 
going on leave in February or March and 
should get to Brunswick for a day or so." 

Al Nicholson served as the campaign 
chairman of Belknap County, N.H., dur- 

ing Republican Senatorial candidate Wil- 
liam R. Johnson's bid for election. 

Ted Nixon has left the staff of the 
Hermon Elementary School in Bangor 
and has re-entered the insurance business. 
He is working with the Continental 
Union Insurance Group in Boston. His 
new address is 28 Edgewood Ave., Natick, 

John Noxon is the author of an article 
entitled "A Method for Observation of 
Coronal Emission Lines," which appeared 
in the August 1966 issue of The Astro- 
physical Journal. He is associated with 
the Blue Hill Observatory of Harvard. 

Ron Potts is the current president of 
the Maine Society of Pathologists. 

George Schenck appeared as a public 
witness at a hearing before the commis- 
sioners of the Federal Trade Commission 
in July. The FTC is investigating the 
need for guidelines spelling out how far 
a cement manufacturer can go in acquir- 
ing customer companies. Fred is a mem- 
ber of the department of mineral econo- 
mics, College of Mineral Industries, The 
Pennsylvania State University. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Ben Smethurst, whose father, 
Benjamin M. Smethurst '19, died in July. 

Don Steele is teaching high school 
English and is assistant to the football 
coach at Amesbury (Mass.) High School. 

Bob Toomey has been promoted to the 
rank of major in the Air Force. He is 
stationed in Germany, and his address is 




HQS, USAFE, PPO-1A, APO New York, 
N.Y. 09633. 

Bob Wedemeyer is a legal consultant 
with the U.S. Dept. of Labor. His address 
is 473 Irving Court, Tiburon, Calif. 94920. 


Louis J. Siroy 
Apartment 1 
30 Eastside Drive 
Concord, N. H. 03301 

Paul Costello has joined the public re- 
lations department of John Hancock Mu- 
tual Life Insurance Co. as a senior writer. 

David Dickson wrote in July: "It was 
a real pleasure to attend my first reunion 
(15th for our class). I enjoyed it and 
hope to attend many more. It was inspir- 
ing and heart-warming to observe the 
new buildings. Bowdoin is forging ahead 
in keeping with its tradition." 

David Getchell has been promoted 
to editor of the National Fisherman, the 
nation's largest commercial fishing-boat 
building publication. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Dick Loomer, whose father, 
Earle R., Loomer, died on Sept. 13. 

Don Mathison is teaching fourth grade 
at Pond Plain School, part of the West- 
wood, Mass., school system. He previously 
taught fourth and fifth graders in the 
Brookline, Mass., system for six years. 

Walter Prior has left J. Walter Thomp- 
son Co. to become president of the Wil- 
son Harrell Agency Inc. of Westport, 
Conn., a newly incorporated advertising 
agency. Walt had been with J. Walter 
Thompson for 14 years. 


Adrian L. Asherman 
21 Cherry Hill Drive 
Waterville 04901 

Don Kurtz has been elected an assistant 
vice president in the common stock divi- 
sion of The Equitable Life Assurance So- 
ciety of the United States. He had been 
investment manager in the securities de- 
partment before his advancement. Don, his 
wife, Barbara, and their children, Robin 
(6) , David (4), and Mary (3), live at 56 
Moorland Dr., Scarsdale, N.Y. 

In May the Brunswick Area Chamber 
of Commerce named Cam Niven its most 
valued member. Dick Morrell '50, presi- 
dent of the organization, presented him a 
citation in recognition of the honor. 


Albert C. K. Chun-Hoon, M.D. 
1418 Alewa Drive 
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817 

Walt Bartlett spent eight weeks this 
summer studying in the management ob- 
jectives program at Carleton College, 
Northfield, Minn. He works for New Eng- 
land Telephone and Telegraph in Spring- 
field, Mass. 

Peter Gittinger is head of the English 
department at the Rectory School, Pom- 
fret, Conn. His address is Box 206, Pom- 
fret, Conn. 06258. 

Paul Kenyon was named to the Glouces- 
ter (Mass.) City Conservation Commission 
in May. 


Sears, Roebuck and Co. broke ground in 
August for its new store in the Brunswick- 
Bath Shopping Plaza. Roger Levesque 
will manage it. 

In June George Marcopoulos was 
awarded a Ph.D. by Harvard. 

Cradr. Wendell Webber arrived in Viet- 
nam in July. He is chief of a Navy re- 
search and development unit in Saigon. 
His wife, Janice, and their children, Lani 
and Leslie, are living in Honolulu. 


Horace A. Hildreth Jr. 

Pierce, Atwood, Scribner, Allen, 

& McKusick 

465 Congress Street 

Portland 04111 

Jack Church is the new secretary- 
treasurer of the Philadelphia Alumni 

Dave Coleman has taken a leave of ab- 
sence from the East West Center for Cul- 
tural and Technical Interchange, of 
which he is director of the conference 
program, and has enrolled in the doc- 
toral program in adult education at the 
University of Wisconsin. He hopes to re- 
main in residence there until he com- 
pletes all requirements for the Ph.D. He 
and his wife, Joni, and their children, 
Lynn (7), and Kimberly (2), are living 
at 408-1 Eagle Heights Apts., Madison, 
Wise. 53705. 

Dick Dale is working on a D.Phil, at 
the University of Pretoria, South Africa, 
this year. His subject is South African- 
Bechuanaland relations in the postwar 
era. When he returns in 1967 he will be 
an assistant professor of government at 
Southern Illinois University. 

Scott Fox, as racing chairman of the 
Portland Yacht Club, was one of the 
principal organizers of this year's Mon- 
hegan Island race, which was held in 

Tim Greene has been named an as- 
sistant credit officer of The First National 
Bank of Boston. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Bill Kurth, whose father, 
William W. Kurth '25, died on Aug. 12. 

Ted Lazo has moved from Brooklyn, 
N.Y., to 87 Glenbrook Rd., Stamford, 
Conn. He is an audit manager with Price 
Waterhouse & Co. 

Dr. Howard Levin wrote in August: 
"Acquired a new daughter, Jennifer Beth, 
and a new position, captain, medical 
corps, U.S. Army, within three days this 
past May. Am now stationed in Washing- 
ton, D.C., at the Armed Forces Institute 
of Pathology. We're living at 11100 Conti 
Place, Silver Spring, Md. Any classmates 
in the area, please call." 

Dave Mitchell, an instructor in mathe- 
matics at Taft School, Watertown, Conn., 
is on sabbatical leave this year working 
on a master's degree at the University of 

George Mitchell was elected in May 
the chairman of the Maine Democratic 
State Committee for the 1966-68 bien- 
nium. George is an attorney in Portland. 

Bob Sawyer was recently chosen "boss 
of the year" by the Bloomington, Ind., 



%^J / B 

ohn C. Finn 
Palmer Road 
Beverly, Mass. 01915 

7 i— L~ Lloyd O. Bishop 
■ I Wilmington College 

y_J\^J Wilmington, N. C. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Gerry Dube, whose brother 
Lance Corporal Andre Dube of the Ma- 
rine Corps, was killed in action in South 
Vietnam on Aug. 23. 

Jerry Gracey has joined the law firm 
of Reid and Riege, One Constitution 
Plaza, Hartford, Conn. 

Bard well Heavens is vice president and 
general manager of U.S. Gasket and Shim 
Inc. in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. His home 
address is 151 Carriage Hill, Chagrin 
Falls, Ohio 44022. 

Dr. Don Walton has opened an office 
for the practice of obstetrics and gyne- 
cology in North Andover, Mass. 

Sidney Walton has been promoted to 
the rank of captain in the Air Force and 
is now living at 8 Henrietta Dr., Sumter, 
S.C. 29150. 



345 Brookline Street 
Needham, Mass. 02192 

Ron Golz has succeeded Dave Crowell 
'49 as president of the Philadelphia 
Alumni Club. 

Ray Kierstead has received a Social 
Science Research Council grant to con- 
duct a project in Paris. Ray is an assis- 
tant professor of history at Yale. 

Wendell Koch has been named a sys- 
tems research officer of The First National 
Bank of Boston. 

Phil Lee is an instructor in French at 
Macalester College. His home address is 
175 Herschel St., Apt. 1, St. Paul, Minn. 

Frank McGinley has been appointed 
public relations supervisor of the Bell 
Telephone Co. of Pennsylvania's Phila- 
delphia area. 

Norm Nicholson has been named an 
investment officer of Boston Safe Deposit 
and Trust Co. 

According to an announcement received 
in July, Morton Price and Merle Roberta 
Chait of Spring Valley, N.Y., were plan- 
ning to marry in September. 

Fred Smith was elected national com- 
mitteeman of the Young Republicans of 
Maine at its annual convention in May. 

Robert Sutherland has been elected a 
vice president of the Greater Boston Ju- 
nior Chamber of Commerce. He is with 
Price Waterhouse & Co. 

Ty Tyler is living at 9 Riverside Dr., 
Greenville, S.C. 29605. 

The Maine Executive Council has con- 
firmed the appointment of Jim Carr as 
judge of probate for Aroostook County. 

Art Chavonelle, who has been among 
our missing classmates, is a warrant officer 
first class in the Coast Guard and is sta- 
tioned in Turkey. His home address is 
275 Camden St., Rockland, Maine 04841. 

Capt. John Collier has returned from 
England and is stationed at Fort Bragg, 
N.C., where his address is HQS, USA, 

Dr. Steve Colodny is a captain in the 
Air Force Medical Service. He has com- 
pleted an orientation course at Sheppard 
AFB, Texas, and has been assigned to 
Loring AFB, Maine, for duty with the 
Strategic Air Command. 

Al Cushner has opened a law office at 
15 Court Square in Boston. 

Capt. Bill Gardner has a new address: 
607 Tenth Ave., Jacksonville, Ala. 36265. 

Pete Gass served as campaign coordina- 
tor for Joseph L. Hunter, who opposed 
Rep. Ogden R. Reid (R-N.Y.) in the No- 
vember election. 

Dick Greene has been named director 
of the data processing center at Kent 
State University. 

Kent Hobby has been appointed as- 
sistant general promotions manager for 
the Johnson & Johnson Health Care Di- 
vision. Since October 1964 he had been 
manager of Johnson & Johnson's Moun- 
tain Division. 

George Howland and Fred Thorne 
have been elected assistant vice presidents 
of John P. Chase Inc., investment coun- 
sel, of Boston and Geneva, Switzerland. 

Charlie Leighton has been appointed 
vice president-group operations of Bangor 
I'unta Alegre Sugar Corp. 

Ted Parsons has left the Philadelphia 
General Hospital and is a resident at 
Boston V.A. Hospital. His address is 2 
Perkins Manor, Apt. 3, Jamaica Plain, 

Payson Perkins and his wife became the 
parents of their third child and first son 
on April 4. 

John Ranlett has moved to 49 Pierre- 
pont Ave., Potsdam, N.Y. 13676. 

Dick Smith is teaching mathematics in 
the Braintree (Mass.) school system. 

Dr. Miles Waltz has joined the staff of 
Inter-Lakes Medical Center in Meredith, 
N.H. On June 25 he married Louise La- 
ferriere of Greenville, N.H. 

Dave Webster has been appointed sec- 
retary of the New England Reinsurance 
Corp., Boston. Dave joined the organi- 
zation in 1964 as an underwriter. 


OHN D. Wheaton 
10 Sutton Place 
Lewiston 04240 

In July Ray Brearey was promoted from 
assistant trust officer to trust officer by 
the First National Bank of Portland. 

Pete Dionne, who teaches mathematics 




at Cony High School in Augusta, has 
been elected a regional vice president of 
the Association of Teachers of Mathema- 
tics in Maine. 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dodge became the 
parents of Jennifer Stacy on Aug. 25. 

Phil and Janet Given announce the 
adoption on June 22 of their second son, 
and third child, Todd Eliot, born on Jan. 
14, 1966. Welcoming their new brother 
were Keith, who was five in August, and 
Heidi, who was three in July. They spent 
the summer at their summer home in 
Moultonboro, N.H., and have returned to 
their home on Maple St., Carlisle, Mass. 

Ed Koch has been appointed a research 
associate of John P. Chase Inc., invest- 
ment counsel, of Boston and Geneva, 

Dr. Marvin Kraushar has moved from 
Brooklyn to Minneapolis, where his ad- 
dress is 15 South First St. He is a phy- 
sician with the Public Health Service. 

According to an announcement received 
in July, Dr. John Lasker and Patricia 
Louise Galasso of West Medford, Mass., 
were planning to marry in November. 

Brud Stover announced in August that 
he would not seek re-election to the Bath 
City Council. 

Harry Williams wrote in August: "I 
have recently joined my brother as a 
manufacturer's agent in the New England 
area, and our warehouse is located in 
Reading, Mass. Ella and I have three 
children now, one girl and two boys. 
Paul Sibley contacted us not too long 
ago, and he seems to be enjoying his as- 
signment in Ghana. Also, at a spring 
baseball game, I had a brief chat with 
Bruce Appleby '60, who is teaching in 
the Reading school system." 

Stellan Wollmar has been appointed an 
assistant treasurer in the international 
banking department of Bankers Trust 
Co., New York. He was a representative 
with a Bankers Trust subsidiary in Lagos, 
Nigeria, for four months during 1965, and 
he recently began an assignment with a 
subsidiary in Manila, the Philippines. 


Brendan J. Teelino, 
32 Opal Avenue 
Beverly, Mass. 01915 


Alan Bernstein and Rama Karlin mar- 
ried in Jerusalem on Aug. 1. Alan is 
studying for a Ph.D. at the Hebrew Uni- 
versity in Jerusalem. 

Dave Drowne has moved his woodcarv- 
ing business to North Conway, N.H., and 
is living on Birch Road there. Dave 
carves fishes— trout, salmon, tuna, bass, to 

name a few— and they are available in 
several stores throughout the country, 
including Abercrombie & Fitch in New 
York City. 

Paul Estes has moved from North Attle- 
boro, Mass., to 243 Washington St., Dover, 
N.H. 03820. 

Roderick Forsman has been appointed 
assistant professor of psychology at the 
University of Texas in Austin. 

Tom Heels has been appointed a sales 
representative for Allstate Insurance Co.'s 
Natick, Mass., office. He and his wife, 
Helena, and their son reside at 22 Elliot 
Terrace, Newton, Mass. 

Dave Kranes has received a grant of 
$7,500 from the Ford Foundation to 
spend a year at the Long Wharf Theatre 
in New Haven, Conn., working on a 
script to be produced during the 1967-68 
season. The Long Wharf Theatre has just 
tried out Dave's two one-acters. 

John Linsky is with Douglas Aircraft 
Co. of Canada Ltd. He and his wife have 
two children, Judy (4) , and Deena (15 
months), according to a note received in 
July. They live at 362 Patricia Ave., Wil- 
lowdale, Ont. 

Glenn Matthews has been promoted to 
editor of art, music, philosophy, and re- 
ligion for the college division of Addison- 
Wesley Publishing Co. of Reading, Mass., 
Palo Alto, Calif., and London. 

Tom Mostrom is a reporter for the 
Worcester (Mass.) Telegram, according 
to a note received from Ed Dunn '60 in 


Dr. Bruce Nelson is stationed at Fort 
Defiance, Ariz., where he is a surgeon 
with the U.S. Public Health Service. 

Scott Newcomb is head resident of 
Munson Hall at Eastern Michigan Uni- 
versity, Ypsilanti. 

Roland O'Neal has been named head 
of the history department of Lakeland 
(N.Y.) High School. Before his appoint- 
ment, which was announced in July, he 
had been a teacher in the department for 
five years. 

John Williams, a member of the de- 
partment of anthropology and sociology 
at Queens College, wrote an article en- 
titled "Infant and Child Mortality in 
Burma by Ethnic Group" for a recent 
issue of Eugenics Quarterly. 


Richard H. Downes 
General Theological Seminary 
175 Ninth Avenue 
New York, N. Y. 10011 

Dick Adams and Phyllis Marie Regan 
of Dorchester, Mass., married on June 3. 

Ed Dunn wrote recently to say that he 
had had a very enjoyable dinner evening 
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Berg- 
holtz '61 in June. Ed also stopped by the 
University of New Hampshire and saw 
Soon Chough. Soon is an assistant pro- 
fessor in the Whittemore School of Eco- 
nomics there. Ed, as reported earlier, is 
an intern at Royal Victoria Hospital, 
Montreal. He is currently rotating in the 
urology service. 

Paul Johnson, who is a doctoral can- 
didate at Yale, is teaching American Civi- 

lization at the American University's 
School of International Service this year. 

Mel Levine completed his residency at 
Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, Han- 
over, N.H., in June and is now an ortho- 
pedic resident at Lahey Clinic in Boston. 

Ted Perry and Sydney Helene Alderman 
of New Haven, Conn., married in Los 
Angeles on July 11. 

Dr. (Lt.) Henry Pollock has been trans- 
ferred from Pensacola, Fla., to Cherry 
Point, N.C., where he is a flight surgeon 
with the 3rd Marine Division. 

Dave Roop is teaching social studies at 
Stonington High School in Maine. 

Wayne Smith is teaching German and 
English and is the assistant football coach 
at York (Maine) High School. 

Bob Spencer, group insurance represen- 
tative of Aetna Life and Casualty Co., 
was awarded the coveted Chartered Life 
Underwriter designation at national con- 
ferment exercises of the American College 
of Life Underwriters in Boston on Sept. 
8. One must pass a series of professional 
examinations and meet the stringent ex- 
perience and ethical requirements of the 
American College of Life Underwriters 
to gain the C.L.U. designation. 

Dot Volpe, Joe's wife, wrote some time 
back: "Thought I'd inform you that Joe 
and I and our two kids and two cats are 
moving to Maryland on July 1. Our 
address will be 4500 Puller Dr., Kensing- 
ton, Md." 

Horst Wiedersich in May sent slides of 
the house in which Longfellow lived 
when at Goettingen, Germany, in 1829. 
Horst lived in Goettingen until two years 
ago, when he left to become a corporate 
counsel of a manufacturer of china, glass, 
and tableware, and is living in Selb- 


Lawrence C. Bickford 
Apartment 2 A 
164 Ravine Avenue 
Yonkers, N. Y. 10701 

Phil Beloin is practicing dentistry in 
Bristol, Conn. 

Lymie Cousens has been named man- 
ager of the Brighton, Mass., office of The 
First National Bank of Boston. 

Joe Dowd and Joanne Wilson Holgate 
of Ridgewood, N.J., married on April 23. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Lionel Dube, whose brother, 
Lance Corporal Andre Dube of the Marine 
Corps, was killed in action in South Viet- 
nam on Aug. 23. 

Lt. John Paul Geary and Diane V. 
Geary of Bayonne, N.J., became engaged 
in June. They plan to marry in June 

George Gordon in June received a 
D.M.D. from Harvard. 

Fred Green and Linda Joan Kahn of 
Chestnut Hill, Mass., married on July 24. 

Steve Hays has been appointed to head 
the Springfield (Mass.) Theater Arts As- 
sociation's resident theater program. He 
is conducting a feasibility study with the 
intention of establishing a resident pro- 
fessional theater. Steve began his duties 
in September. 


Capt. Herbert Koenigsbauer has been 
transferred from Fort Knox, Ky., to Viet- 
nam. His address is Advisory Team 41, 
APO San Francisco 96314. 

Lester Moran is teaching English at 
South Portland High School. His wife 
teaches speech and expression at West- 
brook High. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to A. O. Pike, whose father, 
Asa O. Pike II '07, died on July 29. 

Dave and Jackie Small are living at 
5543 Keenan Dr., Pittsburgh. Dave is 
working for Bell Telephone Co., and 
Jackie is teaching at an elementary school. 
Bill Skelton, their "recently found class- 
mate," spent a weekend with them in 
July. The Smalls hope to be in Maine 
in the fall. 

James Sosville has a new address: 1 
Atherton Rd., Lutherville, Md. 21093. He 
is a computer analyst. 


Lt. Ronald F. Famiglietti 

104 Schoenbeck 

Prospect Heights, 111. 60070 

Dr. John Adams, who is interning at 
Maine Medical Center, Portland, is living 
in South Freeport. His address is Box 24. 

Al Baker and Phil Boulter in June re- 
ceived M.D.'s curn laude from Harvard. 
At the same time Ted Curtis was awarded 
an LL.B. 

In September James Cochran and his 
wife moved to Apt. 3B, 300 Broadway, 
Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. 

Howard Dana received M.P.A. and 
LL.B. degrees from Cornell University in 
June. He passed the Maine State Bar ex- 
amination in August. 

Tom Eccleston was awarded a master 
of arts in teaching degree at Brown Uni- 
versity's commencement exercises in June. 

Pete Field is still in school. He hopes to 
get his Ph.D. in physiology in August 
1967, and then it will be "home to New 
England." Pete's address is 286-11 Carry 
Village, Gainesville, Fla. 32601. 

Capt. Spencer Greason has been trans- 
ferred from Fort Sill to Fort Benning, 
Ga., where his address is 400 D Lumpkin 

Pete Hepburn has been named a dis- 
trict group manager of the Union Life 
Insurance Co. He is managing the com- 
pany's newly organized office in Colum- 
bus, Ohio. 

Dr. and Mrs. Peter Karofsky became 
the parents of Jill Melissa on July 15. 

Don Logan has enrolled in the Amos 
Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth 
and is living at 17 Sachem Village, West 
Lebanon, N.H. 

Bryan McSweeny has graduated from 
the University of Pennsylvania School of 
Dentistry and is taking a post-graduate 
training program in orthodontics, accord- 
ing to a note received from Ed Dunn '60 
in July. 

Bob Millar was guest minister at a 
Sunday service in August at the First 
Parish Church, Brunswick. 

Dexter Morse, who had been for the 
past two years backfield coach at the Uni- 

versity of Vermont, is now the head foot- 
ball coach at Vermont Academy. 

John Ossolinski is a General Electric 
management trainee and is living at 2120 
Winchester Dr., Apt. 9, Indianapolis, 
Ind. 46227. 

Norman Pierce, a theology student at 
Boston University, was assigned in June 
to the Wareham and Marion, Mass., pa- 
rishes of the New England Southern 
Conference of the Methodist Church. 

Steven Polederos was named in May to 
head the Knox County, Maine, Commu- 
nity Action Program. 

Dave Roberts, who continues his grad- 
uate studies in astronomy at the Case In- 
stitute of Technology in Cleveland, par- 
ticipated in a conference on interstellar 
gas dynamics at the University of Wis- 
consin in June and July. Dave is also sec- 
retary of the Bowdoin Club of Cleveland. 

Dick Sawyer received an LL.B. from 
the University of Maine in June. He 
served as a campaign assistant to Ken- 
neth M. Curtis in Maine's gubernatorial 
election and passed the Maine State Bar 
examination in August. 

According to an announcement received 
in August, Ed Welch and Judith Marie 
Yelle of South Hadley, Mass., were plan- 
ning to marry on Sept. 3. 


Charles Micoleau 
89 Cony Street 
Augusta. Maine 04331 

Bob Bachman is a lieutenant, junior 
grade, aboard the carrier Franklin D. 
Roosevelt, which is stationed off South 

Richard Engels reported for active duty 
as a lieutenant in the Army on Aug. 15. 
He can be reached through his parents' 
address, 115 Woodhill Dr., Rochester, N.Y. 

Since last spring Bob Ford has been as- 
sistant to the advertising manager of the 
Speidel Corp., makers of watchbands and 
other products, in Providence. He, Nata- 
lie, and their son live at 55 Lombardi 
Lane, East Warwick, R.I. 

In June Harvard awarded LL.B.'s to 
Don Fowler, John Graustein, and Joel 
Reck. Don, John, and Jim MacMichael 
passed the Maine State Bar examination 
in August. 

Tom Giacobbe and Bonnie Louise 
Brown, an alumna of Connecticut Col- 
lege, married in June. 

John Halperin's new address is Baker 
House, Johns Hopkins University, Balti- 
more, Md. 21218. 

Phil Hurley has received an LL.B. from 
Boston University. In August he was ad- 
mitted to the Maine State Bar Associa- 
tion, and he joined the firm of Hale & 
Hamlin in Ellsworth. 

Lt. and Mrs. Bruce Leonard of Camp 
Lejeune, N.C., announce the birth of 
their first child, a son, on July 21. 

Alan Merdeck is teaching computer 
science while working on a doctorate at 
Penn State. He received a master's degree 
from M.I.T. in June. 

Charles Micoleau led a panel discussion 
during the Maine Conference of Social 

Workers in September. Charles is director 
of the Work Experience and Training 
Program of the Maine Health and Wel- 
fare Dept., under the Economic Oppor- 
tunity Program. 

Steve Moore is an attorney and is living 
at 15 Tucker St., Marblehead, Mass. 01945. 

John Potter received a bachelor of di- 
vinity degree at Princeton Theological 
Seminary's commencement exercises in 

Marsh Tellan and Louise Novogrod of 
Asbury Park, N.J., plan to marry in Feb- 



David W. Fitts 
40 Leslie Road 
Auburndale, Mass. 


Bill Bates received in June an M.B.A. 
from Columbia University. On Aug. 1 
he reported to Fort Benning, Ga., for ac- 
tive duty with the Army. After a stint 
there, he will go to Fort Holabird, Md. 

Walter Christie and Katherine Louise 
McGee married on Aug. 20. 

Ralph Clarke has joined the Colby Col- 
lege faculty as an instructor in biology. 

Lt. Sargent Collier and Judith Anne 
Miller of Melrose, Mass., were planning 
to marry on Sept. 17, according to an 
announcement received in June. 

According to an announcement received 
in June, Lt. Bill Conklin and Susan 
Frances Meyers of San Rafael, Calif., 
were planning to marry on Sept. 9. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Frank Drigotas, whose sis- 
ter, Carolyn, died in June. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Fred Filoon, whose mother, 
Mrs. John W. Filoon, died on July 23. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Phil Hansen, whose father, 
Capt. Philip H. Hansen, died on July 27. 

Bruce Lutsk is a second lieutenant in 
the Army. His address is 127th Signal 
Battalion, 7th Infantry Division, APO 
San Francisco 96207. 

John McCarthy is a guidance counselor 
at Salem (Mass.) High School. 

Art McDonald won the Maine amateur 
tennis championship in September. He 
was also the champion in 1964. 

According to an announcement received 
in June, Peter Martini and Mary Ellen 
Boucher of Woodbridge, Conn., were 
planning to marry in October. 

John Pope continues to teach mathema- 
tics at Portland High School. He is still 
single, and happily so. He spent his sum- 
mer vacation at the Poland Spring (Me.) 
Women's Job Corps in the plans and 
evaluations department. He is also work- 
ing on a master's in education at the 
University of Maine in Portland. 

John Sammis and Susan Mercer Field 
of Darien, Conn., married on Aug. 26. 

Franz Schneider wrote in July: "I am 
currently serving in the Peace Corps in 
Colombia as an ETV utilization volun- 
teer. My address here is c/o Oficina del 
Coneo Aereo, Girardot, Colombia." 

Ken Smith and Arthura Ann Fulton of 
Augusta married on Aug. 20. 



Lt. James C. Rosenfeld 
3d Squadron, 7th Cavalry 
APO New York, N.Y. 09036 

Edgar Bailey, a second lieutenant in 
the Army, is a civil affairs officer in the 
Far East. His address is HHC, 2nd In- 
fantry Division, APO San Francisco, Calif. 

Bill Black was awarded a master's de- 
gree in counseling by Boston University 
at its commencement exercises in May. 
On Aug. 20 he and Dian Monroe, a 
B.U. alumna, were married. 

Dick Cobb has moved to 5 Suburban 
Rd., Worcester, Mass. 01602. When he 
wrote in August, he was in the process 
of finishing his master's thesis at Ohio 
State. He hoped to return to the campus 
for homecoming. 

Michael DiPaolo was awarded a mas- 
ter's degree in education by Boston Uni- 
versity at its commencement exercises in 
May. Mike, who lives in Rotterdam, N.Y., 
is associated with the New York State De- 
partment of Education in Albany. 

Brad Eames and Leslie MacFarlane of 
Wareham, Mass., married on Aug. 17. 
Brad, a lieutenant in the Army, left for 
Vietnam in September. 

Lt. Gilbert Ekdahl wrote in July: "I 
was married to Carolyn R. Weathers of 
Pawtucket, R.I., on June 18. We are now 
living at Fort Bliss, Texas." Their address 
there is 5662 Bunker St. 

Dave Field was a member of the first 
group to receive master's degrees from 
Oakland University in Pontiac, Mich. 
Dave was awarded a master of arts de- 
gree in mathematics at O.U.'s commence- 
ment in August. 

Bob Harrington and Martha Ellen 
Bowlen of Walpole, N.H., plan to marry 
in the spring. At the time of the an- 
nouncement, Bob was stationed at Fort 
Sill, Okla., in the Officers' Candidate 

Peace Corpsman Pete Larkin was the 
subject of a Voice of America radio re- 
port broadcast in English, Hindi, Ben- 
gali, and Tamil recently. The broadcast 
told of his work with the farmers of 
Jubbulpur, India, in raising poultry. The 
broadcast, as reprinted in the Voice of 
America Nexvsletter for July said in part: 
"With shirt sleeves rolled up— and often 
with no shirt at all— and speaking at least 
enough Hindi, Peter works shoulder to 
shoulder with Indian poultry farmers. 
Together with his Indian co-worker he 
attends to chickens, advises on new tech- 
niques, vaccinates flocks, undertakes de- 
beaking and demonstrates good feeding 
methods." All of this, the broadcast sug- 
gested, was some feat for "a city-kid from 
suburban New York, a graduate of psy- 
chology from Bowdoin College." 

Shawn Leach has been commissioned 
a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps 
and is in training at Quantico, Va. 

Al Moulton has a new address: 23 Col- 
lege Complex Circle, Rochester, N.Y. He 
is an engineer with the Xerox Corp. 

Steve Munger has received a master of 

arts in teaching from Brown University 
and has joined the faculty of Phillips 
Exeter Academy. 

Harold Noel was commissioned an en- 
sign in the Navy last spring. 

Jim and Linda Rolfe became the par- 
ents of James Anthony on June 14. Jim 
returned to classes in September. He is 
in his second year of General Electric's 
financial management program. The 
Rolfes live at 6975 Glenmeadow Lane, 

Sanders Smith and Barbara Grace Tay- 
lor of Berkeley Heights, N.J., married on 
June 12. Sanders is a graduate student at 
Columbia University. His wife is an alum- 
na of Connecticut College. 


Daniel W. Tolpin 
47 Morton Road 
Suampscott, Mass. 


Richard Condos and Susan Claire Far- 
rell of Lynn, Mass., married on July 9. 
They are living at 2827D Washington St., 
Camden, N.J. Dick is a student at the 
University of Pennsylvania Dental School. 

John Costello is teaching social studies 
at Chester High School, Lee, Mass. 

Jim Day and Linda Louise Stinson mar- 
ried on Aug. 20. 

Leonard DeMuro is teaching science at 
Pemetic Junior High School on Mount 
Desert Island. 

Davis Downing is teaching mathematics 
at the senior high school in Reading, 

Mass. He is also the sophomore football 

Rill Dugan is a trainee in the central 
foundry department of General Motors' 
Saginaw, Mich., plant. He is living at 
1519 Seminole Lane in Saginaw. 

Cary Fleisher and Joan Ellen Lear mar- 
ried on Aug. 7. The couple is residing in 
Portland while Cary studies at the Uni- 
versity of Maine School of Law. 

Sam Hirth is teaching French at 
Worcester (Mass.) Academy. 

Peter Johnson and Joan Marie Con- 
nolly of Waban, Mass., are engaged. 

Art Kress spent the summer working in 
Aarhus, Denmark, under an exchange 
program sponsored by the International 
Association of Students in Economics and 
Commerce. In September he entered Tufts 
University's School of Medicine. 

Doug Lanes has begun his studies at 
the Hahnemann Medical College and 
Hospital in Philadelphia. 

Dick Leger and Pamela Ingalls mar- 
ried in July. They are living on Pleasant 
St., Marblehead. Mass. Dick, who works 
for the First National Bank, will leave 
for active duty with the Army in Febru- 
ary as a lieutenant. 

Keith Mason has enlisted in the Army 
and is attending the Officers' Candidate 
School at Fort Benning, Ga. 

Carlton Peterson is teaching social stud- 
ies at Lewiston High School. 

Charles Roscoe and Susan Robie of 
Hingham, Mass.. became engaged in June. 

Greets L.B.J. : Bowdoin Development Officer C. Warren Ring (left), chairman 
of the Brunswick Board of Selectmen, greets the President as he steps off Air 
Force One at the Brunswick Naval Air Station. Between them is Senator Edmund 
S. Muskie H'57. Behind the President are Mrs. Johnson, Lynda Bird. Senator 
Margaret Chase Smith H'52, Governor John H. Reed, and Maine Representatives 
Stanley R. Tupper and William D. Hathaway. Ring met the President while the 
latter was on a "nonpolitical" tour of Maine and New Hampshire in August. 


Fred Toll entered the Peace Corps on 
July 6. After training in Hawaii he was 
expecting to serve in Nepal. 


Daniel E. Boxer 
10-B Senior Center 
Bowdoin College 
Brunswick 04011 

Dan Boxer and Sara E. Koirth of Exe- 
ter, N.H. are engaged. They plan to 
marry in the summer of 1967. 

Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Grover announce 
the birth of a son, Chadwick Michael, on 
Aug. 4. 


Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to David Rust, whose father, 
Donald E. Rust Jr. '35, died on Aug. 23. 


5 sy <~\ James Rowe is a member of the 
(_)(J mathematics department of West- 
minster College, Fulton, Mo. 65251. He 
holds the rank of assistant professor. 

Lee Stevens is the new assistant direc- 
tor of research and planning at Foothill 
College, Sunnyvale, Calif. 


Stella Bialecki has moved from 
Garwood, N.J., to Stowe, Vt., and 
is an assistant professor of mathematics 
at Johnson State College. 

George Jonelunas taught algebra in the 
Smith-Northampton Summer School's 
remedial program. He is a member of the 
faculty at Greenfield (Mass.) Community 


9 p* O Tne Brunswick-Bath branch of 
^y^the American Association of Uni- 
versity Women in May named a $500 
award in honor of Mrs. Kenneth C. M. 

9/?/^vGov. John Reed has appointed 
Ovy Doris Pike White to a four-year 
term on the Maine State Museum Com- 

9/? ff Keyes D. Metcalf had the unusual 
\ji_J distinction of receiving two major 
American Library Association Awards 
this summer. He was named recipient of 
the Joseph W. Lippincott Award for out- 
standing participation in professional li- 
brary associations, notable professional 
writing, and other significant activity in 
the profession, and the Scarecrow Press 
Award, which honors the American li- 
brarian who has made a distinguished 
contribution to library literature during 
the calendar year preceding the presen- 
tation of the award. 


Dean of Students Jerry Wayne Brown 
represented Bowdoin on Oct. 2 at the 
inauguration of Vincent C. DeBaun as 
president of Lasell Junior College, Au- 
burndale, Mass. 

Friends extend their sympathy to Mrs. 
James S. Coles, whose mother, Dr. Ann 
M. Reed, died in August. 

Kenneth P. Freeman has been pro- 
moted to the rank of assistant professor 
of philosophy. 

Librarian Richard Harwell was 
awarded an honorary doctor of literature 
degree by New England College at its 
commencement exercises in June. 

Wolcott A. Hokanson Jr. '50, vice presi- 
dent for administration and finance, has 
been named to a Maine state advisory 
council which will consider projects 
eligible for federal support under Title I 
of the Higher Education Act. 

Assistant Professor of Mathematics and 
Mrs. Robert W. Johnson became the par- 
ents of a daughter, Clare Marie, on Aug. 

Edward C. Kirkland H'61, Frank Mun- 
sey professor of history, emeritus, spoke 
on "Some Phases of North Country His- 
tory" at a meeting of the Historical So- 
cieties of New Hampshire Inc. in August. 

Noel C. Little '17, professor of physics 
and Josiah Little professor of natural 
science, emeritus, in July was chairman 
of a panel that evaluated proposals to 
the National Science Foundation from col- 
leges seeking to conduct summer insti- 
tutes. In August he was named visiting 
professor and chairman of the physics de- 
partment at Hollins (Va.) College. 

C. Douglas McGee, chairman of the de- 
partment of philosophy, was chosen to 
participate in the Summer Institute for 
Teachers of Philosophy. The institute was 
held in Boulder, Colo., from June 20 to 
July 29. 

Glenn R. Mclntire '25, assistant trea- 
surer, emeritus, was the author of "Audit 
for Professors" in the May 1966 issue of 
College and University Business. 

Robert R. Nunn of the Romance lan- 
guages department conducted a workshop 
at Brunswick High School in August for 
teachers from 40 New England commu- 
nities with high concentrations of bilin- 
gual Franco-Americans. 

Instructor in Art Brooks W. Stoddard 
and his wife announce the birth of Blake 
Snow Stoddard on Sept. 3. 

George H. Quinby '23 of the English 
department has received nearly 75 letters 
from former members of the Masque and 
Gown since the announcement of his re- 
tirement as director of dramatics. 


Paul A. Brewer, who served as admin- 
istrative non-commissioned officer for the 

Bowdoin ROTC detachment last year, 
was promoted to the rank of warrant 
officer in July and left for a tour in 
Vietnam shortly afterward. 

Richard G. Emerick, an instructor in 
sociology during the spring semester of 
the 1957-58 school year, has been awarded 
the Maine Distinguished Professor Award. 
It is given annually to a member of the 
faculty at the University of Maine by the 
students. He is a professor of anthropolo- 
gy there. 

Douglass I. Hodgkin, formerly assistant 
professor of political science, has been 
named visiting lecturer in government at 
Bates College for 1966-67. 

The many friends and former students 
of the late George Roy Elliott H'25 will 
regret to learn of the death of his wife, 
Mrs. Alma Lee Elliott, in Brunswick on 
Aug. 14. 

In Memory 

Luther Dana '03 

Luther Dana, an overseer emeritus of 
the College and formerly president and 
treasurer of the Dana Warp Mills in 
Westbrook, died on Aug. 29, 1966, in Scar- 
borough after a long illness. Born on 
Nov. 21, 1880, in Westbrook, he prepared 
for college at the local high school and 
following his graduation from Bowdoin 
entered the Dana Warp Mills, which had 
been founded by his father. He was super- 
intendent for many years and later be- 
came president and treasurer, working 
closely with his brother, the late Philip 
Dana '96. When the company was pur- 
chased by Massachusetts Mohair Plush 
Co. in 1955, he became vice president and 
a director of that company. He retired 
as general manager of the Dana Mills 
operations in 1957. 

Mr. Dana had served as chairman of 
the Westbrook School Board and as a 
trustee of Nasson College. Also a trustee 
of the Osteopathic Hospital of Maine, he 
had served as president of the Westbrook 
Republican Club, the Portland Kiwanis 
Club, and the Portland Congregational 
Club and as treasurer of the Portland 
Country Club. He was a member of the 
Falmouth Congregational Church, several 
Masonic bodies, and the Decemvir Club 
of Westbrook. During World War I he 
was sugar administrator for Westbrook. 

In Bowdoin affairs Mr. Dana was 
elected a member of the board of over- 
seers in 1926, following service as a mem- 
ber of the Alumni Council and as a di- 
rector of the Alumni Fund. He also served 
as chairman of the former Athletic Coun- 
cil and was president of the Bowdoin 
Club of Portland in 1934-35. In 1955 he 
established the Mary Decrow Dana Schol- 
arship at Bowdoin in memory of his first 
wife, whom he married in Roxbury, Mass., 
on Oct. 10, 1905, and who died on Oct. 


19, 1954. He was elected an overseer 
emeritus in 1959. In 1933 he was the 
recipient of the Alumni Achievement 
Award, now known as the Alumni Service 
Award, and in 1953 he received an hon- 
orary master of arts degree at Bowdoin. 
The citation read at that time said, in 
part, ". . . indefatigable worker on behalf 
of boys, peculiarly able to understand 
them, helper of many who otherwise 
would not have attended college, always 
interested in the whole man, civic leader, 
public spirited, withal modest. . . ." 

Mr. Dana is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Kathleen Bell Dana, whom he married 
on Oct. 12, 1957; two daughters, Mrs. 
Briah K. Connor of Barnstable, Mass., 
and Mrs. Robert E. Kingsbury of Lewis- 
ton; six grandchildren; and seven great- 
grandchildren. His fraternity was Theta 
Delta Chi. 

Asa O. Pike II '07 

Asa Osgood Pike II, founder of an in- 
surance agency in Fryeburg bearing his 
name, died on July 29, 1966, in that town. 
Born there on Feb. 7, 1886, he prepared 
for college at Fryeburg Academy and fol- 
lowing his graduation cum laude from 
Bowdoin joined the Maine Department 
of Agriculture in its gypsy moth work. 
From 1911 until 1913 he was field agent 
in charge of this work. He returned to 
Fryeburg in 1913 and engaged in farming 
and timber operations until 1922, when 
he founded the Asa O. Pike II insurance 
firm, which is carried on at present by a 
son and a grandson, both of whom are 
Bowdoin men. 

Mr. Pike was a charter member of the 
Fryeburg-Lovell Kiwanis Club and a mem- 
ber of the Masons and the Knights of 
Pythias. Although he retired officially in 
1953, he continued to be active as an ad- 
viser to the insurance firm, as chairman 
of the Bradley Memorial Park Commit- 
tee, as chairman of the Allocation Com- 
mittee of the Clarence E. Mulford Trust 
Fund, as a deacon of the First Congrega- 
tional Church in Fryeburg, and as a 
trustee of Fryeburg Academy. He had also 
served for more than 20 years as a trial 
justice and was Town Meeting Moderator 
and a member of the Fryeburg Board of 
Selectmen for several terms. He is sur- 
vived by his wife, Mrs. Geraldine Fitz- 
gerald Pike, whom he married in Port- 
land on June 30, 1909; a daughter, Mrs. 
Ronald G. Torrey of Windsor, Vt.; two 
sons, Asa O. Pike III '34 of Fryeburg and 
John W. Pike of New Rochelle, N.Y.; 
three sisters, Mrs. Lillian Curtis of Rock- 
land, Mass., Mrs. Charlotte Lowell of 
Glastonbury, Conn., and Mrs. Catherine 
Hayes of Kissimmee, Fla.; four grandchil- 
dren; and three great-grandchildren. His 
fraternity was Zeta Psi. 

Seward J. Marsh '12 

Seward J. Marsh, alumni secretary emer- 
itus of the College and a past president 

of the American Alumni Council, died on 
July 10, 1966, at his home in Topsham. 
Born on July 30, 1890, in Pownal, he pre- 
pared for college at Farmington High 
School and following his graduation from 
Bowdoin cum laude was associated with 
the Western Union Telegraph Co. in Bos- 
ton for four years. From 1916 until 1918 
he was a sales representative with the 
Colgate Co. in Portland. During World 
War I he served as a second lieutenant 
in the artillery. From 1919 until 1932 he 
was in the investment business in Port- 
land with the National City Co. After five 
years with the John Hancock Life Insur- 
ance Co. in Portland, he was again in 
investments in that city, this time with 
Perrin-West and Winslow. He became 
acting alumni secretary at Bowdoin in 
December 1941, when Philip S. Wilder 
'23 was on leave of absence with the 
American Red Cross, and was appointed 
alumni secretary in 1942. During the next 
17 years he served also as editor of the 
Alumnus, and as secretary of the Alumni 
Fund. He retired in June 1959. 

Mr. Marsh received Bowdoin's Alumni 
Service Award at commencement in 1958, 
and in 1960 he received an honorary doc- 
tor of humane letters degree at New 
England College in Henniker, N.H. Also 
in 1960, he was elected one of the few 
honorary members of the American 
Alumni Council, of which he was presi- 
dent in 1953-54. 

Mr. Marsh was a 32nd Degree Mason 
and a Shriner and a former actor for the 
Portland Players. He was a director of 
the Alumni Fund from 1937 to 1940 and 
registered at every Bowdoin commence- 
ment from 1911 through 1966. He was 
for several years a director of the Bruns- 
wick Area United Fund, which he served 
in 1965 as chairman of the Bowdoin Col- 
lege Division. He is survived by a daugh- 
ter, Mrs. Molly Marsh Payne of Orono, 
whose husband is Donald D. Payne '50; a 
brother, Philip M. Marsh of Tucson, 
Ariz.; two granddaughters; and a grand- 
son. He was a member of Delta Upsilon 
and Phi Beta Kappa Fraternities. 

Edwin C. Burleigh '13 

Edwin Clarence Burleigh, who was for 
many years employed by the Maine State 
Liquor Commission, died on July 18, 
1966, in a Pittston nursing home. Born 
on Dec. 9, 1891, in Augusta, he prepared 
for college at Cony High School in that 
city and following his graduation from 
Bowdoin joined the Kennebec Journal in 
Augusta as a reporter. He later served as 
city editor and associate editor before 
becoming treasurer and manager of the 
Kennebec Coal and Lumber Co. in Hal- 
lowell in 1930. From 1941 until his retire- 
ment in 1961 he was employed by the 
Maine State Liquor Commission. 

Mr. Burleigh had served as a trustee 
of the Hubbard Free Library in Hallo- 
well, as secretary of the Kennebec Garden 
Club, as secretary of the Augusta Kiwanis 
Club, and as a director of the Augusta 

Y.M.C.A. At one time he was a member 
of the Hallowell Board of Aldermen and 
also the Hallowell Board of Registration. 
A Mason for more than 50 years, he was 
a charter member of the Maine Magicians 
Society, of which he was secretary- trea- 
surer for some years. He is survived by 
his wife, Mrs. Catherine Currier Burleigh, 
whom he married in 1914 in Hallowell. 
His fraternity was Delta Kappa Epsilon. 

Harry D. McNeil M'13 

Dr. Harry Daniel McNeil, city health 
officer in Bangor for 33 years before his 
retirement in 1953, died in that city on 
Sept. 3, 1966. Born in Bangor on Feb. 6, 
1883, he prepared for college at the local 
high school and at Holy Cross Prepara- 
tory School and received his M.D. degree 
from the Maine Medical School at Bow- 
doin in 1913. He interned at St. Mary's 
Hospital in Lewiston and then returned 
to Bangor to practice. During World War 
I he served overseas as a lieutenant in 
the Army Medical Corps, receiving a 
Purple Heart. He was appointed city 
health officer in Bangor in 1920. 

Dr. McNeil was a member of the Amer- 
ican Public Health Association, the Pe- 
nobscot County Medical Association, the 
Maine Medical Association, and the Amer- 
ican Medical Association. He had also 
been a member of the Bangor Chamber 
of Commerce and the Bangor Kiwanis 
Club and was a communicant of St. 
Mary's Catholic Church. He is survived by 
his wife, Mrs. Lillian Buzzell McNeil, 
whom he married on Oct. 9, 1915, in 
Bangor; a son, Harry D. McNeil Jr. '46 
of Charlotte, N.C.; a daughter, Mrs. Bar- 
bara M. Lewis of Chicago Heights, 111.; 
a sister, Mrs. Charles Cushing of Bangor; 
a brother, Leo McNeil of Bangor; and 
five grandchildren. 

William R. Pease '16 

Cmdr. William Ray Pease, retired su- 
perintendent of the Maine Port Author- 
ity, died on Aug. 28, 1966, in Portland. 
Born on March 7, 1893, at Block Island, 
R.I., he prepared for college at North 
Yarmouth Academy and attended Bow- 
doin during 1912-13. After three years 
with A. J. Jacobus' Sons, a brush manu- 
facturing firm in New Jersey, he spent 
six years as boatswain, mate, and master 
of American merchant ships. He became 
superintendent of the Maine Port Author- 
ity when it was formed in 1923 and held 
that position until his retirement in 
March 1963, with the exception of five 
years during World War II. In 1941 he 
was named Portland's first naval port 
director. Later on in the war he was 
naval port director in Iceland, in the 
Marshall and Gilbert Islands, and at Port 
Arthur, Texas, and was also operating 
manager for the Naval Transportation 
Service in Boston. He retired after the 
war with the rank of full commander. 

A 32nd degree Mason, Commander 


Pease was a member of the Congrega- 
tional Church. He is survived by his wife, 
Mrs. Clara Jones Pease, whom he mar- 
ried on Oct. 16, 1916, in Portland; two 
daughters, Mrs. E'Llora P. Crane of South 
Portland and Mrs. Frances P. Poage of 
Honolulu, Hawaii; and four grandsons. 
He was a member of Zeta Psi Fraternity. 

J. Fuller Ingraham '19 

James Fuller Ingraham, an investment 
counselor, died on July 16, 1966, in Booth- 
bay Harbor following a long illness. Born 
on July 1, 1896, in Augusta, he prepared 
for college at Cony High School in that 
city and served as an ensign in the Navy 
during World War I. Following his grad- 
uation from Bowdoin he joined the whole- 
sale grocery firm of Fuller-Holway Co. in 
Augusta and in 1925 became its president. 
He was a broker in foods and grains until 
the 1940's, when he became an investment 
counselor. During the past ten years he 
had been employed by the firm of W. E. 
Hutton and Co. 

A member of the American Legion, Mr. 
Ingraham was a trustee of the Green 
Street Methodist Church in Augusta. He 
was also a trustee of Lithgow Library in 
Augusta and, as a summer resident of 
Squirrel Island in the Boothbay Harbor 
Region, was an overseer of the village 
corporation. He is survived by his wife, 
Mrs. Mabelle Little Ingraham, whom he 
married on Aug. 28, 1924, in Augusta; 
two daughters, Mrs. Preston B. Dolloff 
of Boothbay Harbor and Mrs. Peter Gold- 
man of Bethesda, Md.; two brothers, 
Howard Ingraham and Horace Ingraham 
'24, both of Augusta; and five grandchil- 
dren. His fraternity was Psi Upsilon. 

Benjamin M. Smethurst '19 

Benjamin McKinley Smethurst, a re- 
tired certified public accountant, died on 
July 17, 1966, in Concord, N.H. Born on 
Feh. 6, 1897, in Maynard, Mass., he pre- 
pared for college at Lowell (Mass.) High 
School. Originally a member of the Class 
of 1918, he left Bowdoin to enlist in the 
Navy and served as an ensign in World 
War I, following which he returned to 
the College and was graduated in 1920 
as a member of the Class of 1919. He was 
assistant manager of the Walker Potash 
Co. in Antioch, Neb., and then for sev- 
eral years was associated with the account- 
ing firm of James D. Gluntz in Boston. 
In 1924 he moved to Miami, Fla., where 
he established a branch office of that firm. 

Mr. Smethurst operated his own C.P.A. 
firm in Miami for more than 30 years, 
until his retirement in 1955. His first 
wife, Eveleen A. Priest of Brunswick, 
whom he married on Oct. 20, 1920, in 
Antioch, Neb., died in 1933. He was 
married on May 17, 1958, to Mrs. Beryl 
Streeter Richardson of Lowell, Mass., 
and they spent summers in Gilmanton, 
N.H., and winters in Sarasota, Fla. Sur- 
viving are his wife, Beryl; a son, Ben- 

jamin M. Smethurst Jr. '50 of Springfield, 
Va.; and five grandchildren. His fraternity 
was Kappa Sigma. 

Daniel F. Mahoney '19 

Daniel Francis Mahoney, who for near- 
ly 25 years was principal of South Port- 
land High School, died on Aug. 9, 
1966, at his home in South Portland. 
Born on June 18, 1898, in Portland, he 
prepared for college at Deering High 
School and following his graduation from 
Bowdoin worked briefly with a food 
processing company in Portland. In Jan- 
uary 1921 he joined the faculty at South 
Portland High School as a mathematics 
teacher. In 1932 he became submaster, 
and in 1940 he was named principal. In 
1964 he was promoted to the position 
of coordinating principal of curriculum 
and instruction for South Portland's ju- 
nior and senior high schools. He served 
as president of the Maine State Principals 
Association and as a delegate to the New 
England Association of Colleges and Sec- 
ondary Schools. In Bowdoin affairs he 
was president of the Alumni Council in 
1955-56 and received an honorary master 
of arts degree in 1952. The citation read 
at that time by the late President Sills 
said, in part, ". . . who for years has 
maintained the highest scholastic stan- 
dards and every year sends to college 
well trained and well educated boys and 
girls, one of the finest possible represen- 
tatives of the public schools of Maine, 
which for a century and a half have done 
so much for Bowdoin." 

Mr. Mahoney had served as a member 
of the Maine State Parks and Recreation 
Commission, as president of the South 
Portland Lions Club, and as a director 
of Youth Clubs Inc. His philosophy of 
school administration was quoted in a 
1963 interview as follows: "We can't make 
you do what you don't want to do, but 
we can make you wish you had." A col- 
league, writing about him only a few 
months ago, said, "Education on every 
level has its own peculiar pressures. . . . 
Nowhere are these pressures so intense 
and so varied, the problems so challeng- 
ing, as at the secondary level. These he 
has met with courage, with judgment, 
with understanding, and with great love 
for and belief in the young." 

Mr. Mahoney is survived by his widow, 
Mrs. Allada Feeney Mahoney; and a sis- 
ter, Mrs. Mildred Mileson of Portland. 
His fraternity was Theta Delta Chi. 

Adolph Andersen M'20 

Dr. Adolph Andersen, who for many 
years was director of medicine at the Nor- 
wegian Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y., died 
on July 6, 1966, in Venice, Fla., after a 
long illness. Born on Nov. 25, 1888, in 
Risor, Norway, he was graduated from 
Springfield (Mass.) College in 1916 with 
a bachelor of physical education degree. 
He then entered the Maine Medical 

School at Bowdoin, from which he re- 
ceived his M.D. degree in 1920. He in- 
terned at the Norwegian Hospital, now 
known as the Lutheran Medical Center, 
and remained there for more than 35 
years, retiring ten years ago as director 
of medicine. He was also a consultant at 
Victory Hospital in Brooklyn and at the 
Huntington (N.Y.) Hospital and served 
at one time as president of the Brooklyn 
Medical Society. 

Dr. Andersen, who moved to Venice in 
1964, was a member of the Kings County 
Medical Society, the Brooklyn Society of 
Internal Medicine, the American Heart 
Association, the American Medical Asso- 
ciation, the Association of Physicians of 
Long Island, the Circumnavigators Club, 
and the Huntington Crescent Club. He is 
survived by his wife, Mrs. Ethel Conrad 
Andersen, whom he married on May 27, 
1927; a daughter, Mrs. Arline A. Home 
of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a son, Kenneth 
C. Andersen of Paris, France; two grand- 
daughters; and a grandson. 

Thomas B. Rowell '20 

Thomas Baker Rowell died on Nov. 
5, 1944, in Greenville, S.C., according to 
word received recently at the alumni of- 
fice. Born on July 24, 1898, in Bar Har- 
bor, he prepared for college at Dexter 
High School and attended Bowdoin in 
1916-17. From November 1917 until De- 
cember 1918 he served in the Navy on 
board the USS Pennsylvania. After World 
War I he became a salesman in Inde- 
pendence, Mo., for the Barbour Asphalt 
Co. of Philadelphia. He was a member of 
Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. 

Kenneth S. Boardman '21 

Kenneth Sheffeld Boardman, a retired 
industry specialist for the United States 
Department of Commerce, died on July 
6, 1966, in Washington, D.C. Born on 
June 27, 1899, in Providence, R.I., he pre- 
pared for college at Bangor High School 
and following his graduation from Bow- 
doin entered the Harvard Graduate 
School of Business Administration, from 
which he received an M.B.A. degree in 
1923. He remained at Harvard for the 
next six years as a member of the re- 
search staff and then spent two years 
with the L. B. Recording and Statistical 
Corp. in Boston. He went to Washington 
in 1931 and was associated with the Fed- 
eral Trade Commission for three years 
and with the Securities and Exchange 
Commission until World War II, during 
which he worked for four years on the 
Lend-Lease Program, under three agencies 
—the Division of Defense Aid Reports, the 
Office of Lend-Lease Administration, and 
the Foreign Economic Administration. 

After the close of World War II Mr. 
Boardman went to work for the Depart- 
ment of Commerce, from which he re- 
tired in 1957. He was a member of the 
Potomac Appalachian Trail Club and 


the Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church 
and a past president of the Fossils, an 
organization of retired professional men, 
and the Bowdoin Club of Washington. 
In addition, he was a past master of the 
Harvard Masonic Lodge. He is survived 
by his wife, Mrs. Vivian Robb Boardman, 
whom he married on Nov. 4, 1939, in 
Washington. He was a member of Psi 
Upsilon Fraternity. 

Harrison C. Lyseth '21 

Harrison Claude Lyseth, superintendent 
of schools in Portland from 1942 to 1957, 
died on July 13, 1966, in that city. Born 
on July 12, 1898, in Auburn, he prepared 
for college at Edward Little High School 
there and following his graduation from 
Bowdoin was a member of the faculty at 
Cony High School in Augusta, where he 
was head of the science department and 
later submaster. In 1928 he became Maine 
state director of secondary education, a 
position which he held until 1942, when 
he was elected superintendent of schools 
in Portland. He resigned in 1957 and 
since that time had lectured in the Co- 
operative Extension Division of the Uni- 
versity of Maine in Portland. He also 
served as a special assistant to University 
of Maine President Arthur A. Hauck 
H'47 and helped in the planning and 
founding of the branch campus in Port- 
land. His years of service were memo- 
rialized in the fall of 1960 with the ded- 
ication in his name of a new school in 
the North Deering section of Portland. 

In 1928 Mr. Lyseth received a master 
of education degree and in 1940 a doctor 
of education degree, both from Harvard 
University. He served as a visiting pro- 
fessor of education at the University of 
Virginia during the summers from 1935 
through 1940. In the late 1930's he was 
director of the Maine School on the Air, 
a weekly radio program, and for three 
years during the middle 1940's he was 
moderator of the Portland Town Hall 
Forum. He had served as president of 
the National Association of Secondary 
School Principals, the Maine Teachers' 
Association, and the Portland Executives 
Club. He was a former district governor 
of Rotary International, had served as a 
trustee of Westbrook Junior College, 
Nasson College, and North Yarmouth 
Academy, and had been chairman of the 
Maine Youth Job Opportunity Board. In 
addition, he had been a director of the 
Portland Boys' Club, the Pine Tree Coun- 
cil of the Boy Scouts of America, the 
Portland Chapter of the American Red 
Cross, and the Portland Y.M.C.A. and was 
a member of the Cumberland Club, the 
Portland Club, and the Woodfords Club. 
He was also a member of the American 
Legion and the national education fra- 
ternity Phi Delta Kappa. He is survived 
by his wife, Mrs. Doris Wakely Lyseth, 
whom he married on Aug. 24, 1921, in 
Topsham; and his mother, Mrs. Millard 
C. Lyseth of Augusta. His undergraduate 
fraternity was Delta Upsilon. 

Frank O. Stack '22 

Frank O'Brion Stack, for some years 
chairman of the language department at 
Admiral Farragut Academy in St. Peters- 
burg, Fla., died on July 11, 1966, in 
the Maine town of Madrid, where he was 
vacationing. Born on June 23, 1901, in 
Portland, he prepared for college at Port- 
land High School and following his grad- 
uation from Bowdoin taught at Rockland 
High School and Fryeburg Academy be- 
fore becoming associated with the New 
England Telephone and Telegraph Co. 
in Portland in 1925. Three years later he 
joined the faculty at Deering High 
School, where he served as head of the 
Spanish department from 1935 until 1952. 
After spending several summers at Mid- 
dlebury College in Vermont, he received 
a master of arts degree in 1947. He also 
did graduate work at Harvard University. 
In 1952 he moved to Florida, where he 
had taught at Admiral Farragut Acade- 
my since 1954. 

Mr. Stack was a member and past 
officer of several Masonic bodies. He is 
survived by his wife, Mrs. Madelyn Aus- 
tin Stack, whom he married on June 8, 
1945, in Portland; and a son, Hugh S. 
Stack (16). He was a member of Zeta Psi 

John O. Watson '24 

John Oyston Watson, chief editorial 
writer for the Hearst Newspapers, died 
in New York City on Aug. 11, 1966, after 
a brief illness. Born on March 2, 1902, in 
New York, he prepared for college at the 
Peddie School in New Jersey and the 
Powder Point School in Massachusetts 
and was engaged in newspaper work in 
Portland for several years before going 
to New York in 1926. Most of his pro- 
fessional years were spent with the Hearst 
organization, interrupted only by a period 
with the New York Herald Tribune and, 
in 1928-29, with the Paris Tribune in 
France. He returned to New York and 
the old New York American in 1930, was 
transferred to the Journal- American as 
editorial writer, and subsequently went 
to the headquarters of the Hearst News- 
papers, where he was closely associated 
with Mr. Hearst. He is survived by a 
daughter, Mrs. Paul M. Lochart of New 
York; a sister, Mrs. Norman Endicott of 
Toronto, Canada; two brothers, Robert 
W. Elliot and Irwin Elliot of Westchester, 
N.Y.; and two grandsons. His fraternity 
was Psi Upsilon. 

Upon learning of Mr. Watson's death, 
William Randolph Hearst Jr., editor-in- 
chief of the Hearst Newspapers, said this 
of him in San Francisco: "When I first 
met John Watson in 1930, he was al- 
ready a star in the galaxy of rewrite men 
on the New York American. His work 
always carried the imprint of a sensitive 
mind and a lovely prose style. None of 
the editorials he wrote in recent years 
bore his name; but all bore his trade 

William W. Kurth '25 

William Waters Kurth, chairman of 
the board of the A. B. Sutherland Co., a 
department store in Lawrence, Mass., died 
on Aug. 12; 1966, at the Lawrence Gen- 
eral Hospital. Born on July 23, 1902, in 
Lawrence, he prepared for college at 
Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., and 
at the Hallock School in Great Barring- 
ton, Mass., and attended Bowdoin for 
four years. He joined the Sutherland Co. 
in 1925, became president and treasurer 
in 1944, and was elected chairman of the 
board in 1963. He was honored by the 
National Retail Merchants Association on 
several occasions, winning its Silver 
Award three times and its Gold Award 
in 1960. 

Mr. Kurth was a director of the Massa- 
chusetts Electric Co., the Bay State Mer- 
chants National Bank, the Lawrence Co- 
operative Bank, the Essex Savings Bank, 
the Lawrence Boys' Club, and the Auto- 
mobile Club of Merrimack Valley. He 
was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member 
of Trinity Congregational Church, the 
Massachusetts Merchants Association, the 
National Retail Merchants Association, 
the Bon Secours Hospital Guild, the Men 
of Merrimack College, the Lawrence 
Lodge of Elks, and the Lawrence Y.M.C.A. 
He was also a member of the Cape Ann 
Tuna Club, Rotary International, the 
Lowell Kennel Club, the Newfoundland 
Club of America, and the Agamenticus 
Yacht Club. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. 
Isabel Sutherland Kurth, whom he mar- 
ried on Feb. 22, 1927, in Lawrence; a 
son, William G. Kurth '54 of Andover; 
a daughter, Mrs. Elisabeth K. McDonnell 
of Danvers, Mass.; and six grandchildren. 
He was a member of Kappa Sigma Fra- 

John Whitcomb '25 

John Whitcomb, an insurance and 
real estate broker in Bar Harbor for 
many years, died there on Aug. 22, 1966. 
Born on March 11, 1905, in Ellsworth, he 
prepared for college at the local high 
school and following his graduation from 
Bowdoin worked for a year as a salesman 
with Bird and Son in East Walpole, 
Mass. In 1926 he returned to Ellsworth 
and spent the next three years in the 
lumber business. From 1929 until 1932 
he was in New York City as a master of 
ceremonies for the Vermont Lumberjacks 
radio program of the National Broad- 
casting Co. For nearly 35 years he had 
been engaged in insurance and real es- 
tate as senior partner of the Fred C. Ly- 
nam Agency. This fall the Maine Asso- 
ciation of Insurance Agents, of which he 
was a past president, was to have pre- 
sented to him an Outstanding Service 

Mr. Whitcomb had served as president 
of the Bar Harbor Water Co., as vice 
president of the Bar Harbor Loan and 
Building Association, as clerk of the 
Mount Desert Island Bi°'°gi ca l Labora- 


tory, and as a trustee of the Roscoe B. 
Jackson Memorial Laboratory. In addi- 
tion, he had been a director of the Bar 
Harbor Banking and Trust Co., the 
Maine State Congregational Conference, 
and the Bar Harbor Chamber of Com- 
merce, treasurer of the Kebo Valley Club, 
and president of the Bar Harbor Lions 
Club and Jesup Memorial Library in 
Bar Harbor. He had also been a director 
of the Maine Seacoast Mission, the State 
of Maine Y.M.C.A., and the National As- 
sociation of Insurance Agents. Surviving 
are his wife, Mrs. Ruth Whiting Whit- 
comb, whom he married on March 11, 
1926, in Ellsworth; a daughter, Mrs. Mary 
W. Stover of Perkinsville, Vt.; two sons, 
John Whitcomb Jr. '48 of Bristol, Conn., 
and William W. Whitcomb of North 
Penobscot; his mother, Mrs. Benjamin B. 
Whitcomb of Ellsworth; a brother, Dr. 
Benjamin B. Whitcomb '30 of West Hart- 
ford, Conn.; and a sister, Mrs. Margaret 
Beardsley of St. John's, Newfoundland. 
His fraternity was Delta Kappa Epsilon. 

Gordon Bucknam '26 

Gordon Bucknam, a retired textile 
manufacturing executive, died on July 1, 
1966, in Newton, Mass. Born on Sept. 15, 
1904, in Newton, he prepared for college 
at Mitchell Military School in Billerica, 
Mass., and at Phillips Academy in An- 
dover, Mass. Following his graduation 
from Bowdoin he entered the Harvard 
Graduate School of Business Administra- 
tion, from which he received an M.B.A. 
degree in 1928. During the next ten years 
he was engaged in the field of invest- 
ments, and from 1938 until his retirement 
in 1961 he was in textile manufacturing. 
He was for some years secretary and a 
director of the Lace Selling Co. of New 
York and president of the former Rich- 
mond Lace Works of Rhode Island. For 
two years he was president of the Amer- 
ican Lace Manufacturers Association. 

Mr. Bucknam was in past years a mem- 
ber of the Wellesley Country Club, the 
University Club of Boston, and the 
Maugus Club. A member of the Uni- 
tarian Church in Wellesley Hills, Mass., 
he had served as secretary of the Massa- 
chusetts Society of the Sons of the Amer- 
ican Revolution. He is survived by his 
wife, Mrs. Eleanor Adams Bucknam, 
whom he married on Sept. 30, 1930, in 
Wellesley Hills; two daughters, Mrs. Don- 
ald P. Russell of Wellesley and Mrs. 
Kevin J. Burke of Wellesley Hills; a sis- 
ter, Miss Bettina Bucknam of Wellesley 
Hills; a brother, C. Clark Bucknam of 
Toledo, Ohio; three grandsons; and one 
granddaughter. His fraternity was Theta 
Delta Chi. 

Frank H. Abbott '34 

Frank Henry Abbott died on Aug. 2, 
1966, at his home in Waterboro, follow- 
ing a long illness. Born in Lyman on July 
24, 1913, he prepared for college at 

Waterboro High School and attended 
Bowdoin during the fall semester of 
1930. He later studied at Hebron Acade- 
my and Portland Junior College. For 
many years he was employed by the 
Waterboro Co. 

A member of the Masons, Mr. Abbott 
is survived by his wife, Mrs. Esther Brock 
Abbott, whom he married on Aug. 14, 
1937, in Alfred; three daughters, Mrs. 
Ruth A. MacGregor of South Paris, Mrs. 
Joan A. Willard of Portsmouth, N.H., 
and Miss Kaye Abbott of Waterboro; two 
sisters, Mrs. Lydia Mailhot of Sudbury, 
Mass., and Miss Helen Abbott of Port- 
land; three brothers, Percy H. Abbott and 
Alton J. Abbott, both of Waterboro, and 
Henry H. Abbott of Scarborough; and 
three grandchildren. 

Donald E. Rust Jr. '35 

Donald Eugene Rust Jr. of Cohasset, 
Mass., who for many years was associated 
with Rust Craft Publishers of Boston, 
died suddenly on Aug. 23, 1966, in Port- 
land. Born on March 26, 1912, in Kansas 
City, Mo., he prepared for college at the 
Wassookeag School in Dexter, and at- 
tended Bowdoin from 1931 to 1933. He 
then joined Rust Craft, with which he 
was a salesman and worked in printing 
production and merchandising until 1943, 
when he became an American Red Cross 
field director, serving overseas in Africa, 
Italy, Austria, and Germany for two 
years. After the war he became assistant 
personnel director for Rust Craft in Bos- 
ton. In 1947 he began publishing his own 
line of greeting cards. In recent years he 
had been a manufacturer's representative 
for several manufacturers in the hotel, 
restaurant, and school cafeteria equip- 
ment and supply field. He had lived in 
Newton, Mass., until 1957, in Grosse 
Point, Mich., for a year, and in Cohasset 
since 1958. 

Mr. Rust served as vice chairman and 
a director of the Newton Chapter of the 
Red Cross and was also active in the Boy 
Scouts, Rotary, the Episcopal Church, 
and -the United Fund. He is survived by 
his wife, Mrs. Barbara Hatch Rust, whom 
he married on Sept. 27, 1937, in Dexter; 
a daughter, Mrs. Nancy R. Foster of 
Cumberland Center; two sons, Donald E. 
Rust III of Scituate, Mass., and David D. 
Rust '69 of Cohasset; his mother, Mrs. 
Donald E. Rust Sr. of Cohasset; a 
brother, Eugene Rust of Hingham, Mass.; 
and three grandchildren. His fraternity 
was Zeta Psi. 

Fred N. Robinson H'36 

Fred Norris Robinson, Gurney profes- 
sor of English literature, emeritus, at Har- 
vard University and a leading authority 
on Chaucer and Celtic philology, died in 
Cambridge, Mass., on July 21, 1966, at 
the age of 95. Born on April 4, 1871, in 
Lawrence, Mass., he was graduated in 
1891 from Harvard, from which he also 

received a master of arts degree the fol- 
lowing year and a doctor of philosophy 
degree in 1894. After a year spent teach- 
ing at Harvard, he studied for a year at 
the University of Freiburg in Germany 
and then returned to Harvard in 1896. 
He became a full professor in 1906 and 
was named Gurney professor in 1936, 
succeeding George Lyman Kittredge. He 
retired in 1939. Last spring the Robinson 
Celtic Seminar Library in Widener Li- 
brary at Harvard was established in his 

Professor Robinson edited The Com- 
plete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer for the 
Cambridge Editions in 1934. A second 
edition appeared in 1957. This work is 
widely regarded as the best one-volume 
collection of Chaucer's writings. The in- 
troductory discussion of the available evi- 
dence on Middle English pronunciation 
is considered especially valuable. The ci- 
tation which was read on June 20, 1936, 
when he received an honorary doctor of 
letters degree at Bowdoin, said, i'n part, 
". . . one of the foremost Celtic scholars 
of the world, and with no superior at 
home or abroad in the field of Chauceri- 
an learning; gladly honored by Bowdoin, 
Harvard's young eighteenth-century sis- 
ter, in the year of the Harvard Tercen- 
tenary; patient and kindly and very 
modest teacher of teachers whom he has 
inspired with the love of scholarship and 
taught that 'Truth is the highest thing 
than man may keep.' " 

Professor Robinson was acting presi- 
dent of Radcliffe College from January to 
July 1919; secretary of the Dante Society 
and editor of its Reports from 1899 to 
1917, and its president from 1940 to 
1954; and president of the Mediaeval 
Academy of America from 1948 to 1951. 
He held honorary doctorates from Bow- 
doin, the National University of Ireland, 
the University of Edinburgh, the Univer- 
sity of Dublin, the National University of 
Wales, and Ohio State University. 

He was an honorary member of the 
Royal Irish Academy, a former vice presi- 
dent of the American Academy of Arts 
and Sciences, president of the Colonial 
Society of Massachusetts from 1916 to 
1925, and president of the Linguistic So- 
ciety of America in 1943. He was also 
chairman of the American Council of 
Learned Societies from 1942 to 1947, pres- 
ident of the Modern Language Association 
in 1945, president of the Harvard Chapter 
of Phi Beta Kappa in 1944, and a mem- 
ber of numerous other learned societies. 
He published many texts, translations, 
and essays, mostly about Celtic philology, 
medieval liturgy, and the history of re- 
ligions, and was the editor of several 
volumes of Harvard Studies and Notes, 
Harvard Studies in English, and Kitt- 
redge Anniversary Papers. 

Dr. Robinson's wife, Mrs. Margaret 
Brooks Robinson, died in 1931. He is 
survived by a niece, Mrs. Harriet B. Har- 
rison of New York City; and three neph- 
ews, Arthur H. Brooks Jr. of Cambridge, 
Dr. John R. Brooks of Weston, Mass., 
and Francis Brooks, also of Weston. 

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Sarah Winthrop Sullivan (left) & Elizabeth Bowdoin, Lady Temple 

Bowdoin Given 2 Portraits by Stuart 

Robert Winthrop of Old Westbury, New York, has given the College's 
museum of art two portraits of Bowdoin family members painted by 
Gilbert Stuart. When President Coles announced in December that the 
gift had been made, he described the paintings as among the most im- 
portant acquisitions by the museum since the nucleus of its collection 
was presented to the College in 1811 by James Bowdoin III. 

The two oil portraits are of Elizabeth Bowdoin and Sarah Winthrop 
Sullivan. Museum Director Marvin S. Sadik said they are "exception- 
ally vivid examples of Stuart's work, painted at the top of his form." 
Mr. Sadik also noted that the gifts advanced by a full generation the 
Bowdoin family genealogy as represented in the College's collection of 
Bowdoin family portraits. The portrait of Sarah Winthrop Sullivan, 
painted about 1808, represents the fifth generation of direct Bowdoin 
family descendants currently included in the collection. Elizabeth 
Bowdoin, Lady Temple, was the sister of James Bowdoin III. The 
College owns three other portraits of her, including the celebrated 
double portrait of her and her brother when she was about eight and 
he ten. This portrait, by Joseph Blackburn, is considered to be one of 
the outstanding studies of children in American Colonial portraiture. 
Stuart's portrait of Elizabeth was painted about 1806. 

The two additional paintings by Stuart raise the number owned by 
the College to nine. The others include portraits of James Bowdoin 
III, Mrs. James Bowdoin III, the famous "official" portrait of Thomas 
Jefferson, and the pendant of James Madison. The Jefferson portrait 
is familiar to millions of Americans because it was selected by the fed- 
eral government as the model of the nation's third President for the 
two-cent postage stamp which is in permanent use. 

Mr. Sadik arranged a one-month exhibition of Bowdoin's collection 
of 36 Colonial and Federal portraits at the Wildenstein Galleries in 
New York City last fall. The exhibition marked the first time that 
these portraits had been shown off the campus and drew critical 
acclaim from leading art critics. The patrons of the New York ex- 
hibition included Mr. and Mrs. Winthrop. 


Well Done! 

Sirs: The November issue of the Alum- 
nus is truly outstanding. Well done! 

The three articles by Mellow, Church- 
ill, and Downes I want to share with 
four non-Bowdoin friends, namely: 

1) in western Massachusetts, a high 
school guidance director and his college- 
trained wife; 

2) in central New Hampshire, a woman 
minister who formerly served the churches 
in two small villages near a paper mill 
in the White Mountains; 

3) in central New Hampshire, a woman 
high school English teacher who has been 
State Teacher of the Year and is active 
at the state level in her church's Youth 

4) in western Massachusetts, the assis- 
tant dean of a woman's college. . . . 

Wilson W. Knowlton '22 
San Francisco 

The Sigma Nu Affair 
Sirs: We are informed by the press . . . 
that the Bowdoin faculty has asked the 
Governing Boards to ban Sigma Nu from 
the campus. 

The United States Government . . . 
has duly acquired the reputation of be- 
ing the world's biggest busybody. . . . 
Now the Bowdoin faculty has taken on 
the job of being a national busybody, of 
telling a national fraternity with national 
headquarters at Lexington, Va., how to 
run its business. 

There are over 700 Bowdoin alumni 
who are Sigma Nus and we do not like 
[this interference]. The faculty should 
educate the boys and mind its own busi- 

Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Amherst, 
Williams, and Wesleyan have excellent 
academic standards and yet field good 
football teams. Cannot Bowdoin do the 
same? Look at the record this fall. . . . 

I would speculate that 90% of the 
faculty are immigrants from other col- 
leges. We need men of wisdom like 
Casey Sills and Dean Nixon. It is hoped 
that the Governing Boards of Bowdoin 
have the wisdom and vision to vote 
against the faculty recommendation in 
the matter of Sigma Nu. If you divide 
the alumni it will affect the Alumni 

S. C. Martin '22 
Manchester, N.H. 
Sirs: I would like to raise two points 
with regard to the article entitled "The 
Sigma Nu Affair" which appeared in the 
November Alumnus. The first one has to 
do with Mr. Ferro's statement: "I do not 
think that withdrawal is the best way [to 
remove the discriminatory clauses from 
Sigma Nu's constitution] especially in 
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Volume 41 January 1967 Number 2 

Edward Born '57 

Associate Editors: 
Robert M. Cross '45 
Glenn K. Richards '60 

Assistants: Dorothy E. Weeks, Charlene G. 
Cote, Marjorie Kroken, Lucille Hensley. 

The Alumni Council 

President, John F. Reed '37; Vice President, 
Roscoe C. Ingalls Jr. '43; Secretary, Glenn 
K. Richards '60; Treasurer, Glenn R. Mc- 
Intire '25. Members-at-Large : 1967 : William 
H. Thalheimer '27, Robert C. Porter '34, 
John F. Reed '37, W. Bradford Briggs '43; 
1968: F. Erwin Cousins '24; Richard C. 
Bechtel '36, Jeffrey J. Carre '40, Roscoe C. 
Ingalls Jr. '43; 1969: Stephen F. Leo '32, 
Donald F. Barnes '35, Leonard W. Cronk- 
hite Jr. '41, Willard B. Arnold III '51; 1970: 
William S. Burton '37, C. Nelson Corey '39, 
Lawrence Dana '35, Dr. Kenneth W. Sewall 
'29. Faculty Member: Nathan Dane II '37. 
Other Council members are the representa- 
tives of recognized local alumni clubs and 
the editor of the Bowdoin Alumnus. 

In This Issue 

4 Should Bowdoin Become a University? 

The answer will not come until the faculty and Governing 
Boards have had a chance to evaluate a study on the feasi- 
bility and desirability of a Ph.D. program currently being 
conducted by a committee of the faculty. Believing the ques- 
tion is of crucial importance to the future of the College, the 
Alumnus asked two members of the faculty not on the com- 
mittee to present their views. Reginald L. Hannaford's argu- 
ment for a graduate program of a special sort, "The Case for 
Graduate Studies," begins on page 6. Herbert R. Coursen Jr. 
offers a rejoinder, "The Case for Remaining a College," begin- 
ning on page 13. 

18 Bowdoin's 16th Rhodes Scholar 

Thomas H. Allen '67 is an admissions officer's dream: a third 
generation Bowdoin son, distinguished scholar, outstanding 
athlete, respected leader— and now a Rhodes Scholar-elect- 

19 The College 

22 Alumni Clubs 

23 Class News 

39 In Memory 

The Alumni Fund 
Directors of the Alumni Fund 
Chairman, J. Philip Smith '29; Vice Chair- 
man, Lewis V. Vafiades '42; Secretary, Rob- 
ert M. Cross '45. 1967: J. Philip Smith '29; 
1968: Lewis V. Vafiades '42; 1969: Gordon 
C. Knight '32; 1970: L. Robert Porteous Jr. 
'46; 1971: Albert F. Lilley '54. 

The opinions expressed in the Bowdoin Alumnus 
are those of the authors, not of the College. Copy- 
right 1966 by The President and Trustees of Bow- 
doin College. 

Member of the American Alumni Council 
The Bowdoin Alumnus: published bimonthly by 
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine 04011. Second 
class postage paid at Brunswick, Maine. 

Cover design by Mark E. Kelley Jr. '39. 


(Continued from inside front cover) 

the light of present political realities. 
Working within the organization to bring 
about a change through democratic pro- 
cedures seems preferable." What Mr. 
Ferro, his fraternity brothers, a great 
number of alumni, and even some faculty 
members tend to forget, or never to have 
realized, is that a college is not, or should 
not be, a political organization, and that 
it is not the job of its faculty members 
to conduct themselves in the manner of 
politicians working in a system of demo- 
cratic government. A college is an institu- 
tion which rests essentially on the out- 
skirts of society, in the sense that it does 
not subject its members to blind accep- 
tance of the rules of society, but rather 
gives them the opportunity, and indeed 
expects them, to question the rules of 
society, to surpass the rules of society, to 
say "no" without qualification to what 
they find abominable in society, and to 
say "yes" to what they find good. It is in 
this spirit that the faculty of Bowdoin, 
free of the restrictions which prevent the 
government of the country from taking 
similar action, has voted to force its chap- 
ter of Sigma Nu to "secede" from the na- 
tional fraternity. By such action it does 
not intend to persuade those members of 
Sigma Nu who discriminate to change 
their views. This is, for the most part, an 
impossible task using any tactics. What 
the faculty intends is to set an example, 
by means of positive action, for those 
whose ideas on discrimination are either 
doubtful or nonexistent. In this way it 
can be hoped that the realm of influence 
of the faculty's decision will extend far 
beyond the limits of Sigma Nu fraternity. 
The other part of the article I would 
like to comment on is the statement: 
". . . the faculty, including 18 members 
who had been on the campus less than a 
month, proceeded to make its recommen- 
dation." The implication here is that a 
faculty member is not equipped to vote 
on such an issue, which is not one of a 
simple local nature but rather involves 
a universal principle, until he has been 
a member of the Bowdoin faculty for some 
period of time. My own observations dur- 
ing the year and a half that I have been 
on this faculty bear out the converse. I 
find that too many years at Bowdoin 
appear to have made some people numb 
to large questions of principle, at least 
those principles which would necessarily 
set the faculty in opposition to the 
wishes of the alumni body and Govern- 
ing Boards. The faculty has generally 
restricted itself to those principles in- 
volving the personal lives of the students 
(their "moral" attitudes, and until this 
year, their religious activities) whereas 
in matters where a firm stand on the part 
of the faculty would be of value to both 
the College and the students, it has gen- 
erally decided to "let the boys work it 
out for themselves." 

In any college there is a conflict be- 
tween the goals of the faculty and the 
goals of the alumni. The alumni are in- 
evitably slow at accepting change in a 
college. By this I do not refer to phys- 
ical change of the campus, or even 
change in the curriculum, but rather that 
intangible change which shapes the atti- 
tudes of the students and makes them 
aware in their nonacademic activities of 
the world that exists beyond the gates of 
the College. In the past the Governing 
Boards, due largely to faculty apathy 
(which is contagious, and has even af- 
fected some of the students) have been 
able to cater predominantly to the wishes 
of the alumni. In the future they will 
have to consider more carefully the 
opinions of the faculty. 

Barry M. Mitchell 
Department of Mathematics 
Sirs: I have no objection to critical dis- 
agreement with a faculty position ex- 
pressed in the Alumnus or elsewhere, but 
I suggest that when faculty discussions 
are reported to the alumni the reports 
be fully researched, responsibly written, 
and free of misleading overtones. . . . 

For years the faculty has shared with 
students, alumni, and members of the 
Governing Boards a concern over the in- 
consistency between the membership 
policy of some national fraternities and 
the values of the College. When disagree- 
ment has developed, it has been over the 
answer of this question: Will the values 
of Bowdoin be advanced more effectively 
by severing the connection between Bow- 
doin and any national fraternity which 
persists in defying those values, or by en- 
couraging Bowdoin men to work with 
their associates at other colleges to reform 
those nationals from within? 

The latter position prevailed at the 
time of the self -study of 1954-56 and has 
been maintained since, always with the 
understanding that the period allowed for 
such reform should be a limited one. 

It was in this context that the faculty 
again turned to the Sigma Nu question 
and finally decided that the time for 
patience was passed. True, reform had 
almost been achieved at the Sigma Nu 
convention last summer. Nevertheless, the 
dominant element in the national frater- 
nity had successfully resisted reform. A 
majority of the faculty felt that to with- 
hold action for an even longer period 
would be to compromise an important 
principle of Bowdoin College. 

I must add a word about Barry Mitch- 
ell's commentary on your report, which 
I have seen in mimeographed form. I do 
not share his idea of a college as some- 
thing which "rests essentially on the out- 
skirts of society." I do not find "some 
people" at Bowdoin "numb to large ques- 
tions of principle." I do not follow his 
statement that Bowdoin has "restricted 
itself to those principles involving the 
personal lives of the students." I reject 
the view that "in any college there is a 
conflict between the goals of the faculty 
and the goals of the alumni." His sadly 
mistaken estimate of the College is re- 

vealed in his statement that the Govern- 
ing Boards "cater predominantly to the 
wishes of the alumni." 

Bowdoin is an institution at which de- 
cisions are reached cooperatively and 
where there is a healthy give and take 
among administration, Governing Boards, 
faculty, students, and alumni. My real 
distress over the position taken by both 
the Alumnus and by Professor Mitchell 
is that they sow the seeds of mutual dis- 
trust and tend to destroy this sense of 
community so essential to the strength 
and growth of Bowdoin. 

William B. Whiteside 

Senior Center Director 

Sirs: The article on the Sigma Nu affair 

was inaccurate and unethical journalism. 

First as to the inaccuracies. They con- 
cern the whole course of events by which 
the faculty dealt with the problem. 

The faculty has been concerned with 
the racial policies of fraternities, includ- 
ing Sigma Nu, for about 10 years. The 
entire tendency of this consideration has 
been to require that Bowdoin fraternities 
and their nationals be nondiscriminatory. 

Last fall, when the local chapter of 
Sigma Nu was under suspension from the 
national, ostensibly for inadequate per- 
formance of routine bookkeeping matters, 
the executive committee of the faculty 
committee on student life sent a letter 
to the chapter. The letter, of which your 
story quoted only a portion of one sen- 
tence, said that the College supported the 
chapter's attempt to get the suspension 
removed; that if the chapter was forced 
by the national to go local, the College 
would give it support as a local; and that 
the College hoped that after the next 
convention the national would no longer 
have a discriminatory clause in its con- 

Since the suspension was lifted, the 
matter of Sigma Nu being forced to go 
local became irrelevant. The resolution 
brought before the April meeting of the 
faculty dealt with the broader issue of 
whether the College should continue to 
support a fraternity whose national con- 
stitution contained a discriminatory 
clause. The resolution was quite consis- 
tent with the entire trend of faculty ac- 
tion not merely in' the previous semester, 
but during the entire previous decade. It 
was no "about-face" from anything. The 
resolution gave the fraternity the last 
chance of one more national convention, 
summer of 1966. If the national did not 
remove the clause, the resolution pro- 
posed barring the chapter from the cam- 
pus. This motion was tabled until the 
October meeting (a point your story 
failed to mention). The tabling was 
simply to allow the chapter a freer hand 
to deal with the national. The force of 
this faculty action was to make clear 
that the faculty felt the time for de- 
cision was approaching; that further in- 
definite delay would not be likely to win 

This October the matter naturally 
came before the faculty again, as the 
officers of the chapter knew it would. 

There was no lack of representation of 
the Sigma Nu point of view since two of 
the highest administrative officers of the 
College spoke against passage of the reso- 
lution. It was passed, however, by over- 
whelming voice vote. 

The Alumnus has no way of knowing 
how the new members voted— nor do we 
—but if they all had voted no, the ayes 
would still have won. Actually the whole 
issue of new faculty is a red herring. 
Does the editor suggest that new faculty 
be disfranchised? For how long? Or 
should important matters come before 
the faculty only during the second se- 
mester, since there are new faculty mem- 
bers each fall semester? Are new faculty 
apt to be less or more right than old 

After many years of delay, after one 
last chance of the summer convention of 
1966, the faculty finally did what many 
members thought should have been done 
long ago: voted to recommend that the 
chapter be barred from the campus. 

What was unethical in the story in the 
Alumnus was that it editorialized in the 
guise of news coverage. The piece is a 
good example— though perhaps slightly 
heavy handed— of slanted writing. As an 
editorial the person responsible should 
have been identified, and any special re- 
lationship he had with the subject matter 
clearly pointed out. The article should 
somewhere have said it was written by an 
adviser to Sigma Nu who is himself a 
member of the fraternity and thus an 
interested party. 

The whole issue of Sigma Nu is impor- 
tant only because it relates to the larger 
issue of Bowdoin's relationship to various 
minority groups, particularly Negroes. 
A letter on that subject would be long 
indeed. We can only indicate tangentially 
one way in which the issue might be ap- 
proached: Do Negro- Americans feel Bow- 
doin is a place they can come to college 
and feel comfortable? An indication 
might be found in this year's freshman 
class. Although the College draws its stu- 
dents from an area with a large Negro 
population, and a relatively large number 
of college-bound Negro students, the 
freshman class was literally more than 
99 and 44/100% white. 

Daniel Levine 
Department of History 
John C. Rensenbrink 
Department of Government 

U The Alumnus stands by its story, 
finds nothing in the letter of Professors 
Levine and Rensenbrink to substantiate 
their charge that its account was written 
in bad faith. 

It does not suggest that new faculty 
be disfranchised, etc. It does suggest that 
the Sigma Nu case could have been dis- 
cussed at the October meeting but not 
voted upon until the November meeting. 
This would have allowed new faculty 
members to investigate for themselves. 
After all, the fraternity system at Bow- 
doin is quite different (and much better) 
than the systems found at major univer- 

sities or depicted by the nation's press. A 
November vote would have not delayed 
any action which the Governing Boards 
may wish to take. They do not meet un- 
til Jan. 28. 

What was the purpose of Dean Grea- 
son's letter? Why should a committee of 
the faculty instruct him to write a letter 
voicing its support of the students' ef- 
forts to win reinstatement into a nation- 
al that has discriminatory clauses and 
then not support them in their efforts to 
get the clauses removed? 

The implementation of the Governing 
Boards' resolution of 1962 has been non- 
coercive until now. They and the rest of 
Bowdoin have urged students to work for 
the elimination of racial discrimination 
in their nationals and pledged the sup- 
port of the institution should the stu- 
dents decide the cause is hopeless and 
that they should go local. Certainly this 
was the case with Kappa Sigma. The 
Sigma Nu situation is different. The 
cause is not hopeless and the students 
have decided— including its two Negro 
members— to remain in the national and 
continue the struggle through at least 
one more national convention. 

One of the distressing trends in the 
nation today is that people on opposite 
sides of moral, political, and social issues 
are becoming too quick to pick up their 
marbles and go home. But this nation's 
democracy and world peace rest on the 
principle of the dialogue. So long as the 
Left and the Right keep talking, so long 
as whites and Negroes keep talking, so 
long as communists and capitalists keep 
talking there is hope that the crushing 
problems confronting man will be solved. 

The Alumnus congratulates the stu- 
dents of Bowdoin Sigma Nu for their 
willingness to keep the dialogue alive. 
And it admires them because they have 
already been more successful in their 
dialogue than were the students who be- 
longed to the chapter (many of whom 
were equally disturbed over the clauses) 
when its editor was an undergraduate in 
the 1950's. 

More on Martin 

Sirs: As I read Mr. S. C. Martin's letter 

to the Alumnus for July, I wondered if he 

were, by any chance, the lone survivor of 
the Class of 1822, for his sentiments cer- 
tainly sound as if he were living 100 
years ago when the world's problems were 
much simpler than they are today and 
America was still safe behind two great 
oceans. Where was Mr. Martin during the 
1930's when the world (including Amer- 
ica) allowed Hitler and Mussolini to at- 
tack and take over one country after 
another until it was almost too late? He 
says we "poor suckers" went into Korea, 
but there would be no independent Ko- 
rea today if we had not. 

If he lived in Asia, far closer to Red 
China than he is in Manchester, N.H., 
perhaps he might appreciate the threat 
China poses, not only to all Asia but to 
the rest of the world as well. No one, Mr. 
Johnson included, wants us in this war 
in Vietnam, but had we not entered it, 
where would Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, 
Cambodia, Burma, and even India be 
today? And who did the attacking in 
Vietnam? These countries would be in 
the same position Abyssinia, Czechoslo- 
vakia and Austria were in 30 years ago. 
Does he learn nothing from history? 

The war in Vietnam is not an ag- 
gressive war on the part of America. 
What does he call the Viet Cong? It is 
they who are attacking South Vietnam. 
We are defending it. We have offered 
times without number to stop the war, 
but they have refused any terms except 
complete withdrawal on our part. And if 
we did, what would become of Southeast 
Asia? Nations who live by aggression, and 
certainly North Vietnam and China are 
among the number, as Germany and Italy 
were in the 1930's. unfortunately under- 
stand only force. That is the rule which 
governs their actions and their desire for 
conquest. But until all nations subscribe 
to the rule of law instead of force, we 
shall have to continue our present at- 
tempts to control and confine them. . . . 

I suggest that Mr. Martin read some 
history . . . before he starts talking of 
an American "war of aggression." He is 
no longer living in a Fortress America. 
He is living in the atomic age. It is time 
he realized it. 

Manning Hawthorne '30 
Bombay, India 


The college news service office has produced a 16 mm. black and white film 
based on two films carried on Maine television stations in recent months. The 
film runs about 20 minutes and shows some of the curricular and extracurricular 
aspects of Bowdoin. Herbert Ross Brown H'63 of the English department narrates 
it, and it includes views of many of the newer buildings on the campus. 

Two copies have been made and are available on a first-come, first-served 
basis to Bowdoin alumni clubs and other Bowdoin groups. Interested persons 
should get in touch with Alumni Secretary Glenn K. Richards '60. They should 
specify which copy they wish— the optical sound or magnetic sound. (Many mag- 
netic sound projectors have an optical sound attachment, but the converse is not 
true.) The College will mail the film to the club postage paid, and the club will 
be expected to pay the postage for shipment immediately after the showing to an 
address which will be specified. The club will be expected to supply its own 
operator, projector, sound system, and screen. It is advisable to list an alternate 
date when making requests. 




A faculty committee is studying the 
feasibility and desirability of 
graduate studies at Bowdoin. 

President Coles has expressed 
the hope that a "small but excellent" 
graduate school can be established. 

The decisions that will be made— 
possibly within the next two years 
—will be the most crucial in Bowdoin's 
history. A no to the question, 
Should Bowdoin become a university? 
could mean the rejection of a great 
opportunity for the College to ensure 
its continued greatness. Or it could 
mean the preservation of all that 
Bowdoin has stood for. A yes would 
lead to a whole host of decisions 
coming under the heading, What kind 
of university? 

On the following pages two members 
of the faculty, neither members of the 
committee nor spokesmen for anyone 
but themselves, present their views. 
Both are deeply committed to under- 
graduate education, as is evident from 
the fact that while arriving at dif- 
ferent conclusions both are concerned 
over the impact of graduate studies 
on the undergraduate curriculum. 

Reginald L. Hannaford is a Mainer by 
birth. A graduate of Harvard with 
advanced degrees from Harvard and 
Oxford, he holds the rank of assistant 
professor of English. Herbert R. Coursen 
Jr., also an assistant professor of 
English, is a graduate of Amherst and 
has an M.A. from Wesleyan and a Ph.D. 
from the University of Connecticut. 


Reginald L. Hannaford 


With finely turned irony Geoffrey Chaucer has his 
Monk rhetorically ask by way of excusing himself from 
the hard labor of upholding the traditional disciplines 
of his vocation, "How shal the world be served?" Al- 
though Chaucer has his other self, that supremely in- 
adequate naive fat man who is Chaucer-the-pilgrim, 
state, "I seyde his opinioun was good," Chaucer's read- 
ers silently chorus back "How serve the world, indeed!" 
As an apologist for the establishment of graduate studies 
at Bowdoin, I have sometimes heard myself speaking in 
accents that have reminded me of the Monk of Canter- 
bury Tales as I ask, "How shall America's need for an 
expanded corps of adequately trained college teachers 
and researchers be attained if the best liberal arts col- 
leges such as Bowdoin fail to make their vital contribu- 
tion to this task?" A far from silent chorus of protesting 
voices has answered, "Why should Bowdoin sacrifice its 
fine tradition of undergraduate instruction to educate 
graduate students?" How serve the world, indeed! 

Let me start by listing some replies to this question 
that I have found inadequate: It does not do to point 
out the need for more college teachers trained in a 
liberal and liberating environment such as Bowdoin 
offers. It is, opponents say, the continuance of this very 
environment that is called into question by the pro- 
posed graduate school. Nor is it sufficient to remind my 
adversaries of the significant rewards that a graduate 
program would bring in terms of increased research 
capability for all members of the faculty and qualified 
upperclassmen through the expansion of the library and 
laboratory facilities and formation of an immediately 
accessible group of highly competent specialists. It is, 
they say, the desirability of just such a "hot house" at- 

mosphere at a liberal arts college that ought to be ques- 
tioned. Nor does it do to point to the contribution that 
a graduate faculty at Bowdoin would bring to the solu- 
tion of the problems confronting Maine, ranging from 
the maximum utilization of her marine and industrial 
potential to the revitalization and continuance of her 
cultural and political life. It is, they say, just such an 
extension beyond the College as this which could lead 
to our losing sight of our heritage of instilling in our 
undergraduates a sense of social responsibility. 

In dismissing these replies as inadequate I do not 
mean to suggest that I have found them ultimately un- 
convincing. I have not. But no one can seriously urge 
them on others, or on himself, until after he has met 
the prior question of the effect of the proposed graduate 
school on the tradition of undergraduate instruction at 
Bowdoin. No honest grappling with this question can 
overlook, moreover, that what is involved is not merely 
the sketching of an abstractly conceived undergraduate 
environment— an environment which ideally ought to be 
an academic community in which even the freshest 
freshman should feel he is a junior scholar and fellow 
student of scholars of every academic rank, including 
graduate students. One who would urge the establish- 
ment of a graduate school at Bowdoin must commend 
such a step as a meaningful extension of Bowdoin's 
tradition. To fail to make the case for the establishment 
of a graduate school in the light of Bowdoin's continu- 
ing heritage is more than a tactical mistake in alumni 
and public relations. It is to fail in the essential task 
of establishing the identity and character of the founda- 
tions on which the proposed graduate program must 
rest. A program of graduate studies at Bowdoin must 

build from current strengths. One that does not runs 
the risk of destroying those strengths now present. 

It is, perhaps, too obvious to say that Bowdoin has 
a scholarly heritage. Older Bowdoin alumni need not 
be reminded of the research activities of, for instance, 
Bell, Catlin, Nixon, Smith, Van Cleve, Chase, Kirkland, 
and Gross. Younger alumni need not be told that their 
teachers included professors still on the active list at 
Bowdoin with major books to their credit, professors 
who serve on the boards of national scholarly associa- 
tions and as editors of scholarly journals, and profes- 
sors who are invited to lecture at universities and par- 
ticipate in national and international conferences. 

Let me instead, as an alumnus of a college other 
than Bowdoin, say something of Bowdoin's standing in 
the scholarly world as it looks from a distance. As a 
medievalist, even as an undergraduate at Harvard, I 
knew of the work of Stanley Perkins Chase '05. As I 
continued my work, Charles Livingston's work in the 
French fabliaux came to my attention. While at Oxford 
during the period I was weighing whether or not to 
come to Bowdoin to teach, I happened to be invited to 
High Table at my college. Someone asked me about my 
plans. "Oh, yes, Bowdoin— Hawthorne and Longfellow- 
yes, we know Bowdoin." That much you expect, but 
the conversation went on. A fellow medievalist knew 
about Livingston and Chase, a philosopher down the 
table asked, "Isn't there a man named Stallknecht 
there?" (actually he had moved to Indiana) and some- 
one else added, "Bowdoin— that's where Ridley went 
(as a Tallman lecturer) to do that book on Keats." 
Another Fellow, a theologian whose real enthusiasm 
was art, knew about Bowdoin's Leonard Baskin show. 
Had I been sitting elsewhere at the table, among scien- 
tists or mathematicians for instance, the list of names 
would have been different but no less distinguished. 
Bowdoin's scholarly reputation is not lopsided. 


An Exciting Place 

hat teaching in a truly liberal arts college means 
to me as a member of the Bowdoin faculty, I could at- 
tempt to convey in two ways. Objectively, I would point 
to such things as the advantage Bowdoin derives in 
faculty recruitment because it offers something more to 
prospective faculty members than the teaching of what 
are known in the current jargon of higher education 
as "service courses"— required courses taught to unwill- 
ing and uninterested students outside their field of in- 
terest by professors who know that no student in their 
course ever means to pursue his subject beyond what- 
ever minimal standards are imposed upon him in the 
name of "liberal education." Because for most students 
education at Bowdoin is more than a mere stacking up 
of dreary credits to get into other courses, it is an excit- 

ing place at which to teach. You know that not every 
student is going to catch your particular enthusiasm, 
but it is a rare year that a faculty member does not find 
some students with whom his relationship has pro- 
gressed from mere instruction to collaborative work in 
the area of the faculty member's— and the student's— 
research or field of creative endeavor. 

Speaking more subjectively, I would testify to the 
sheer excitement and challenge in teaching at an insti- 
tution where a member of the department of mathema- 
tics—himself a distinguished researcher in his field who 
is on leave this year to work at the Institute for Ad- 
vanced Study at Princeton— felt free to sit in on a course 
I taught last year on the history of the English lan- 
guage. Such confrontation of able minds is the heart of 
what it means to me to teach and learn the "liberal 
arts." Although such attendance at each other's classes 
is rare enough to disqualify it as belonging to an ob- 
jective description of what constitutes the Bowdoin tra- 
dition of liberal scholarship, it is not so rare* that it 
must be discounted completely. Furthermore, it is a 
fit emblem of the more informal convergences of ex- 
cellence which occur over coffee at the Moulton Union 
or even more casually on the walks or outside class- 
rooms and laboratories. 

This confrontation of able mind with able mind 
has its most obvious expression in the day to day con- 
duct of classes and laboratories, tutorials, and seminars. 
If, in my attempt to capture the Bowdoin tradition of 
undergraduate teaching, I shall slight what goes on 
there, it is not because these regular appointments— as 
opposed to more ephemeral expressions of Bowdoin's 
intellectual climate— are not basic. They are, but more 
important to describing what is best about Bowdoin's 
heritage of teaching and learning is the context of 
faculty-student relations in which these formal exercises 
or instructions take place. I suspect that Bowdoin takes 
the measure of its men— both students and faculty— to 
a far greater degree than most colleges and universities. 
What we think of one another is not always compli- 
mentary, but we do know each other. At Bowdoin one 
learns quickly that people have identities. On the nega- 
tive side, this environment in which every idea is 
stamped to a face probably tends the Bowdoin commu- 
nity toward conservatism. One could argue that greater 
anonymity would result in a more speculative, creative 
style of life at the College. Our intense awareness of 
each other has, however, its positive compensations. 
The confrontation of mind with mind is never really 
that. It is also a man-to-man encounter. Phonies do not 
wear well at Bowdoin. More significant, true excellence 

* In the last three or four years, Greek has been so pursued 
by a professor of mathematics and a professor of English; Latin 
by another professor of mathematics; medieval history by a 
professor of English; and Italian by a physical chemist-college 
president. This list, I am sure, is incomplete. 

makes its mark and so does responsible dissent and 
honest speculation. If it is a harder place to be creative 
at than some other schools, and I suspect it is, it is not 
that there is an opposition to the student or faculty 
member who would venture into new paths, but that 
Bowdoin's style of life insists that one venture with 
one's whole being and thus display the courage to have 
that venture known to the entire college. 

At the risk of vacuous vagaries let me put all this 
in a formula. Bowdoin's tradition of undergraduate in- 
struction is teachers and students learning in a social 
context in which excellence, when it occurs, makes it- 
self felt to the entire community. As recent and current 
Bowdoin students know, I am not uncritical of the 
current expression of this heritage. Further I do not 
look back to a golden age when Bowdoin ever did 
perfectly embody this tradition. I do, however, stake 
my understanding of what it means to be a Bowdoin 
man, albeit one who has become one by the back door 
of a faculty appointment: He is the product of some 
such tradition of faculty-student relationship as the one 
I have been trying to describe. This tradition underlies 
Bowdoin's past, informs her present, and ought be the 
controlling vision for her future. It is in the context of 
this tradition that I now turn to the question of gradu- 
ate instruction at Bowdoin. The formation of a grad- 
uate school at Bowdoin is not inimical to the con- 
tinuance of Bowdoin's heritage but is necessary to the 

extension of that heritage to its future undergraduates. 
It follows obviously that I am not willy-nilly in favor 
of just any kind of graduate education at Bowdoin. 
My argument is for a graduate school of a certain kind. 
For my model I turn to the editing and publication 
of the "Bowdoin edition" of The Pearl (Boston, 1932) 
carried out under the direction of Stanley Perkins 
Chase in the early thirties. Professor Chase tells us: 

The preparation of this text has been done as a 
part of the work in the Chaucer course at Bowdoin 
College in 1931-1932 by the instructor and eight un- 
dergraduate members of the class. . . . Every section, 
however, has been submitted to the criticism of the 
entire group. . . . 

The Bowdoin edition of The Pearl, an anonymous 
Middle English dream-vision poem in stanzaic allitera- 
tive verse and one of the great poems of the medieval 
period, has been superseded for scholarly purposes by 
that prepared by E.V. Gordon (Oxford, 1953) . (Indeed, 
it never was intended as a "critical" edition but as a 
"reading" edition.) It remains, however, the best nor- 
malized* edition and the most attractive one for the 
general reader. While the aim of the Bowdoin editors 

* A normalized— not to be confused with modernized— text is 
one in which the spelling has been corrected, punctuation added, 
and the orthography made to conform with the modern alpha- 
bet. Most editions of Chaucer and Shakespeare are normalized 



was to produce an edition for nonspecialists, the work 
of doing so was hardly an amateur's job. I do not know 
how much assistance Professor Chase gave his students 
to enable them to prepare their own text. He certainly 
had to go a lot deeper into the principles of linguistics 
than he would have needed to had he had a normalized 
text at hand or had he done the job for his students. 
We may be fairly sure that Professor Chase did not do 
it for them even if it took more work on his part to 
teach them to do it for themselves. 

If Professor Chase repeated similar experiments with 
succeeding classes in Medieval Literature (and I should 
like to be informed of them if there were such) , there 
is no published record of these endeavors. Yet there is 
no lack of interesting and significant jobs to do. I sus- 
pect the key factor in the possibility of undertaking 
The Pearl was the existence of transcriptions and crit- 
ical studies of the poem. Had these transcriptions and 
studies not existed, Professor Chase might have under- 
taken this task as well. But before the days of microfilm 
to transcribe manuscripts meant a leave of absence and 
a semester in Europe unless by luck the manuscript had 
found its way to this country, in which case you maybe 
only had to go to, say, the Huntington Library in 

This spring I shall be teaching that part of the me- 
dieval English literature sequence, now English 12, cor- 
responding to the course in which Professor Chase and 
his students edited The Pearl. In that class I will not be 
doing anything as exciting as that job of editing even 
though in this post-microfilm age I have the resources 
of any library in the world available to me without 
leaving Brunswick. I will be doing some very absorbing 
research, but what my students will see of it, for the 
most part, is a closed office door. (Luckily a senior 
seminar is to open the door for a few students.) 

Why cannot I open the office door to let my students 
in to work with me at the vital center of my own intel- 
lectual life? The simple answer is that the material 
is not yet prepared in such a way that I can put them 
onto it. By way of illustration, let me take the course 
in English medieval literature exclusive of Chaucer. 
One of the things we shall be doing is lyric poetry, 
poetry which survives to us from a number of sources 
among the most valuable of which are several medieval 
commonplace books. These commonplace books are 
glorious ragbags of everything from the draft of a man's 
poems to his mistress to a copy of his steward's account 
books. The poems themselves have been transcribed, but 
most of the surrounding material has not. For nearly 
two years I have had microfilms of two of these com- 
monplace books. I have read them and found in them 
a wealth of documentary evidence for characterizing 
early fifteenth century life on an English manor. Tran- 

scribed and accompanied by preliminary supplementary 
study of relevant previous research, the material in these 
commonplace books would be an ideal focusing point 
for a class— even an undergraduate class— to study the 
context in which Middle English lyric poetry was writ- 
ten and collected. I cannot put a class of undergraduates 
onto the microfilms as they now stand because they 
could not read them. The handwriting is not especially 
difficult as late medieval secretary and bastard-secretary 
hands go, but to learn how to transcribe accurately is 
the matter of a few weeks of instruction— instruction 
that I would give to graduate students in Medieval and 
Renaissance English literature— for which there is not 
time in an undergraduate course. 

One solution is for me to do the job of transcription 
myself. To do it right would take the major part of a 
semester of full-time (no teaching) research or the 
equivalent closed office door work spread over a longer 
period. Some such closed office door time is, of course, 
vitally necessary to any teacher, and faculty schedules 
at Bowdoin allow for this but nothing like this amount 
of it. If Bowdoin had limitless money I could suggest a 
very exciting program of undergraduate instruction by 
a greatly enlarged faculty with teaching loads light 
enough to undertake a program of, say, alternate semes- 
ters of research and teaching. But Bowdoin does not 
have this kind of money, and in the end it comes down 
to a question of priorities for the individual faculty 
member as well as the whole institution. Speaking per- 
sonally, medieval commonplace books are one of many 
projects that I might be working on. Some will get done 
—that is what summers and sabbatical leaves are for— 
some will not. Realistically speaking, those that are un- 
dertaken first are those with the greatest chance of rec- 
ognition by one's fellow specialists as significant. Pre- 
paring undergraduate, nonspecialist texts such as 
Chase's Pearl or my commonplace books comes late in 
the day. Or not at all. 


Another Solution 

.nother solution, the one utilized by Professor 
Chase, is to leave the preliminary job of transcription 
and textual and grammatical study to the researcher at 
the major universities or to a graduate student working 
under his direction. Clearly some such exercise as this 
might be a key exercise in a graduate seminar in the 
medieval lyric or the germ of a Ph.D. thesis. But 
specialists tend to produce for their fellow specialists. 
The chances of such a job being undertaken at a grad- 
uate school without a strong, indeed a controlling, in- 
terest in the teaching of undergraduates is slim. The 
number of such universities is small and, unfortunately 


for the future of undergraduate institutions in this 
country, is growing very slowly. Graduate schools with 
separate graduate faculties, particularly ones that look 
primarily to "outside" industrial and military contracts 
for their support, are training an ever-increasing num- 
ber of college teachers. If pressure is now strong on 
young scholars to produce only materials for their fel- 
low specialists, one hesitates to think what it is likely 
to become as more and more illiberally educated teach- 
ers are turned out. The future of liberal arts colleges 
such as Bowdoin hangs in the balance. 

Educating with a Difference 


.A. he practical solution is for that small group of 
quality undergraduate colleges of which Bowdoin is a 
part to go into the business of educating graduate stu- 
dents, but educating them with a difference. Perhaps 
only thus can we hope to develop a group of college 
teachers interested in more than their own narrow field 
of research. Were the training of adequate college 
teachers, however, the only purpose of establishing a 
graduate school at Bowdoin, Bowdoin might well hesi- 
tate because very few of the graduates could— or should 
—remain to teach here. The value of a graduate school 
at Bowdoin lies in the opportunity it presents for the 
continued fulfillment of Bowdoin's tradition of excel- 
lence confronting excellence in its undergraduate class- 
rooms and outside them, indeed in the whole structure 
of its continued existence as a quality college. 

The feature of the Bowdoin tradition currently un- 
der greatest pressure is the insistence that the excellence 
of its scholars' research be apparent to the entire com- 
munity. What we mean by being a liberal arts college 
is not that every student and faculty member know a 
smattering of everything but that there be exposure to 
and recognition of truly significant work undertaken 
by all members of the College in all fields. This goal is 
not easily achieved in today's world. However much we 
may dislike the metaphor, the fact of the "knowledge 
explosion" is real. As more and more possible intel- 
lectual endeavors are opened up— and this opening up 
can be as simple as the change that has occurred in my 
field with the development of microfilm— less and less 
of the excellence of the current labors of the Bowdoin 
faculty is visible to the community as a whole or even 
to a professor's own students. Our great need is opening 
up our office doors in more than a trivial sense to our 
students. We can only do this if we build a bridge be- 
tween what we are doing as we carry on our own re- 
search and what the necessarily nonspecialist beginning 
student is doing. 

Some of this bridge building is a matter of increas- 

ing Bowdoin's stock of things: books and journals, com- 
puting centers, and strange wonderful pieces of equip- 
ment that I do not even know the names of over in the 
laboratories. In spite of the strides forward in the last 
few years, we still have a way to go. Both the studio art 
facilities and the exhibition space at the Walker Art 
Building are, for instance, in need of expansion. 

The biggest gap to be filled lies not in the realm 
of mortar and bricks but in people. Some of my 
colleagues have proposed that we bridge the gap with a 
major increase in the number of teachers at Bowdoin. 

If my analysis is right, however, what we need is 
not more faculty members qua faculty members. Simply 
to expand the present faculty will do little to change 
the quality of the present faculty-student contact if all 
that is increased is the number of closed office doors. 
In practice such an expansion would not be "simple." 
A certain number of those new men would certainly be 
of that rare type of whom Bowdoin currently boasts its 
share, with extraordinary competence at drawing abso- 
lute beginners into the very midst of their own work 
without in any way compromising the intellectual in- 
tegrity of that work. But realistically not all the men in 
all the fields that Bowdoin or any other college needs 
will have this ability. To hope for a faculty with this 
ability is the same as hoping for an entire college of 
those rare students who are so clearly motivated that 
they spontaneously pick their way to the heart of every 
discipline and immediately set about being all that we 
are in our wildest projections of our competence: para- 
gons of intelligence, taste, diligence, and enthusiasm 
for learning. More common will be faculty members 
whom students will have to reach out to and students 
who will need to be discovered by their professors. 

I submit that most students and most professors 
would be aided in their common task of establishing 
vital meetings of minds by Bowdoin's extension of its 
membership to include graduate students. Midway be- 
tween the beginning student and the accomplished 
scholar, these graduate students would provide the 
much needed bridge between a faculty and a student 
body in acute danger of drawing further and further 
apart as the faculty becomes more and more specialized, 
as in fact it must if Bowdoin is to maintain its tradition 
of excellent scholarship. 

The graduate student's first ventures into his career 
in research could be— indeed at Bowdoin must be if we 
are not to be just another graduate school— directed to- 
ward such projects as I have sketched concerning me- 
dieval commonplace books. They would bring the ma- 
terials at the frontiers of research to the state where 
they could be profitably used by undergraduates as the 
basis for undergraduate research-oriented learning. I 
am not cynically suggesting that the graduate student 



be used to make work for the undergraduate, nor am I 
advancing the graduate school as a ready source of cheap 
labor for the development of undergraduate teaching 
materials. I should require, for instance, that the proj- 
ects undertaken by graduate students be such that they 
may be further used by the graduate for his own pur- 
poses. What I am instead trying to suggest is that valid 
research turns up further opportunity for research, valid 
creativity turns up further opportunity for creativity. 

By way of illustration and at the risk of being 
thought hopelessly egocentric, let me open my office 
door to say a bit more about my medieval commonplace 
books. Quite honestly, I am only marginally interested 
in these manuscripts as sources for doing intellectual 
history, however much I see that undergraduates might 
with great profit use them this way. My scholarly in- 
terests in medieval studies are linguistic and center in 
the highly theoretical discipline of developing models 
for the description of earlier states of the language that 
show its potential patterns of growth through the iden- 
tification of unstable elements in those models. I am 
interested in these commonplace books as a source of 
extremely varied material for grammatical analysis. On 
the other hand, my work on these texts will, I hope, 
lead to the development of techniques for the descrip- 
tion of similar texts which graduate students might 
profitably employ in their study of medieval texts. Their 

work, in turn, may produce yet further opportunities 
for more junior scholars. Although in theory chains of 
scholarly endeavor could— and do in part at Bowdoin 
now— operate at a distance, in practice such linking 
happens easiest with face-to-face contact. Mere physical 
proximity is, however, not enough. The two men who 
would make contact must have a common language as 
well. If this be not possible, then an interpreter must be 
found. This is the primary and vital role that I see for 
the graduate student at Bowdoin. 

The exact form that the graduate student's mediat- 
ing role would take would obviously vary from disci- 
pline to discipline. In some fields it would be his par- 
ticipation in courses open to graduates and upperclass 
undergraduates, in others his employment as a leader 
for a discussion section of Bowdoin's large introductory 
lecture courses, in still others his assistance in the tu- 
torial work of the major program. While the graduate 
student's chief official contact is likely to be with un- 
dergraduates in his own subject, the possibility of using 
him across departmental boundaries should not be ex- 
cluded. I think, for instance, of the values which a grad- 
uate student in a foreign language might bring to the 
teaching of comparative government. Nor need all such 
interdepartment contact be of such a utilitarian nature. 
There is a growing convergence in the advanced re- 
search of many fields. We are finding that the problem 



central to all our own fields of research is the problem 
of methodology itself. Graduate work is tending more 
and more to focus on the asking of questions, less and 
less on facts for their own sake. In some strange way we 
are in the process, I find, of discovering anew that the 
liberal arts are a single discipline. But lest this discus- 
sion lose itself in specifics, to the main point: I am not 
advocating the replacement of the present system of 
faculty instruction of undergraduates by graduate assis- 
tants. I am arguing for the extension of the usefulness 
of the faculty by using graduates to assist in that in- 

This extension of the usefulness of the faculty would 
help to recover the sense of oneness of all learning such 
as was present in, say, President Sills's course in com- 
parative literature. But graduate students could recover 
other Bowdoin traditions as well. I am referring to such 
things as the physical proximity of the faculty to each 
other and their students as made it possible for Presi- 
dent and Mrs. Sills to visit all of his faculty on foot to 
deliver them Christmas wreaths. Part of this tradition 
too was the fact that Bowdoin faculty did not have 
offices at the College but saw students at their homes. 
To be so immediately available to the campus must 
have been advantageous to student and professor alike. 
Indeed the physical closeness of the Bowdoin commu- 
nity of the past must have gone far to set the easy and 
yet respectful familiarity of student and faculty that 
still survives. Yet this is an age that is past. There are 
simply not enough homes close by the College for all 
faculty members, particularly those with large families. 
Quarters for the graduate students in some kind of 
graduate center (with apartments for married students) 
could be placed within close walking distance of the 
College. Students could once again drop in casually on 
scholars from whom they could learn that excellence 
wears a face. 


We Need Some Specialists 

he number of graduate students would have to be 
small. No faculty member is capable of supervising 
more than three or four students at the active research 
and thesis writing stage of their program toward the 
doctorate. I do not propose a vast network of profes- 
sional schools engulfing and dwarfing the undergraduate 
college. Even with a limited number of graduate stu- 
dents there would have to be a small but significant in- 
crease of faculty members who would be available for 
the teaching of undergraduates as well as graduate stu- 
dents. With a graduate program Bowdoin could reason- 
ably expect to attract more unusually able men of a 
kind currently denied her because their fields are too 

narrow to justify their employment at an undergradu- 
ate institution. Such men as Harvard's university pro- 
fessors and those who compose Wesleyan's Institute for 
Advanced Studies are not without value at an under- 
graduate college. Their presence would make possible 
the offering of opportunities for unusually qualified un- 
dergraduates. With the continued improvement of state 
universities and the vastly expanded programs of re- 
cruitment by the larger private Ivy League colleges in- 
to territory once safely Bowdoin's private preserve, such 
unusual competence available in a small college setting 
would give Bowdoin a competitive edge it now lacks 
for increasing its share of the most able undergraduate 

I have passed over the question of how this is all to 
be paid for, not because I think that the problem of 
money is unimportant but because I have no compe- 
tence in these matters. I am not a member of the special 
faculty committee investigating the desirability and 
feasibility of the graduate school, nor do I have any 
other privileged source of information concerning the 
availability of federal funds, foundation grants, or other 
methods of paying the bills. The Alumnus will, I am 
sure, have such a report in due time. I am fairly con- 
fident that that article will list major sources of as- 
sured and potential support— support that is not avail- 
able to Bowdoin as an undergraduate college and hence 
in no way can be made available directly for its program 
of undergraduate instruction except through the in- 
direct benefits that the undergraduate program will de- 
rive from the establishment of a graduate school. 
Further and finally, I find the question of financial sup- 
port essentially a secondary matter that comes after the 
primary decision is made, whether Bowdoin ought to 
have a graduate school. 

I would close by returning whence I entered. "How 
shal the world be served?" To most medieval men it 
must have seemed impossible that monks should leave 
their closed communities, that the usual path of the 
religious in the emerging age would be outside the 
cloister wall. It is, however, the lesson of history that 
the most meaningful continuation of the medieval her- 
itage of religious life took just such a diametrically op- 
posed direction from its previous form of expression. 
Such reversals are also the lesson of literature and the 
reason why when we reread truly great artists such as 
Chaucer we so frequently find that their surface ironies 
contain their deepest truths— the Monk's way was the 
way the world was served. I have confidence that those 
two foundations of the liberal arts, history and litera- 
ture, have so impressed this lesson on Bowdoin's alumni 
that they will welcome Bowdoin's continuing its tradi- 
tion of excellence with the development of a program of 
graduate studies. 



Herbert R. Coursen Jr. 


The past is prologue— we Americans too often neglect 
the implications of the past as we plunge toward the 
mirages beckoning on the future's horizon. But the past 
—where we have been— usually defines the direction of 
the future— where we are going. This is as true of insti- 
tutions as of individuals. 

Bowdoin will change. No institution remains static 
unless it is dead, and Bowdoin is not. The issue here is 
the direction of change. While I see very much the same 
Bowdoin as does Professor Hannaford (and what a 
superb case he makes for the small liberal arts college!) , 
I draw markedly different conclusions. What Bowdoin 
has been and is suggests what it can be, not just a very 
good liberal arts college sensitive to the shadow cast 
by the Little Three but a truly great college equal to 
the Little Three in most areas and surpassing it in 
others. I do not believe that we are great now. Nor do 
I believe that a graduate school is in any way an answer 
to our problems. In fact, Bowdoin may be in danger of 
abandoning past greatness and present promise for the 
dubious "solution" of graduate study. 

Proponents of graduate study— and by this I mean a 
program leading to the Ph.D., for we already have an 
M.A. program in one discipline— argue that Bowdoin 
"can attract and hold a stronger faculty and enrich its 
undergraduate curriculum by adding graduate courses." 

But will the addition of graduate courses help us to 
achieve these laudable goals? Let us examine the first- 
attracting and holding a stronger faculty. As Professor 
Hannaford suggests, excellent men have had great ca- 
reers here as teachers and scholars. They stayed without 
the alleged magnetic power of graduate education. We 
have such men here now among the ranks of older and 

younger teachers in both the sciences and humanities. 
Some men want to teach in an environment where they 
can partake with their students of what Herbert Ross 
Brown H'63 calls "the unique advantages of a small resi- 
dential college ... an incomparably fine training place 
of men and manners." They remain here knowing that 
they could earn higher salaries if they were willing to 
teach at a university. 

It is perhaps too easy to say, as the proponents of 
graduate study do, that "research-oriented universities 
threaten to drain off Bowdoin's better faculty." I spoke 
recently with a talented teacher and scholar on our 
faculty who had been offered a position at a prestigious 
university at a great increase in pay. "Why didn't you 
go?" I asked. He described the university— the pressure 
to produce publications (with little regard for the 
quality of the productions) , the academic jealousies and 
infighting (far more excessive and vicious than any of 
Bowdoin's bickerings) , the vastness of the place itself. 
"Who needs it?" he asked. I know a younger teacher 
who had offers on leaving graduate school from a large 
state university and from Bowdoin. He chose Bowdoin 
not only because he believed in the liberal arts concept 
but because he had seen enough of the joyless utili- 
tarianism of graduate school. 

To locate such men, convince them to come to Bow- 
doin, and encourage them to stay requires imagination, 
patience, and a reasonably liberal hand when the time 
for negotiations comes up. How often has Bowdoin lost 
a scholar it could not afford to lose by convincing itself 
that it could not afford to keep him? Is there not more 
room for Ph.D.-less teachers at Bowdoin? Bowdoin will 
always lose good teachers, as will Harvard, Yale, Berke- 


ley and Stanford, but without more effort and imag- 
ination Bowdoin may lose a greater proportion of them. 
More dubious than the contention that a graduate 
school would improve the quality of the faculty is the 
suggestion that a graduate school would improve the 
undergraduate offerings. Last summer four members of 
the faculty— the dean of the College, the dean of the 
faculty, and the chairmen of the psychology and Ro- 
mance languages departments— participated in a Dan- 
forth Foundation Summer Workshop. Their report, 
"Graduate Study and Other Alternatives for Bowdoin's 
Development" (which I will subsequently call the Dan- 
forth Report) suggests that in a graduate school frame- 
work, the senior faculty members are "likely to be at- 
tracted only by high salaries and special working condi- 
tions." I take "special working conditions" to imply 
"low teaching load." Such a man might teach an occa- 
sional undergraduate course, and surely undergraduates 
enrolled in it would benefit. But would not the under- 
graduate program be better served by bringing in a man 
who would devote nil his time (more time, perhaps, 
than "special working conditions" would allow) to the 
undergraduate program? As the Danforth Report goes 
on to suggest, the graduate program would absorb some 
of the time of a faculty member presently devoted solely 
to undergraduate education: "Some of the teaching of 
graduate courses may be undertaken by members of the 
present faculty, on a full- or part-time basis. . . ." The 

results of such absorption are easily predictable, as the 
report makes clear: "There will inevitably be a concen- 
tration of senior faculty ranks in the graduate faculty, 
and this may imply lesser ranks for the undergraduate 
faculty." Obviously the undergraduate faculty becomes 
a junior varsity: 

If the present faculty is partially absorbed into 
the graduate program, replacement may be effected 
by the hiring of full-time instructors or assistant pro- 
fessors for the undergraduate program. In sum, there 
may result an aggravated hierarchical structure. 

But, one might ask, would not the undergraduates be 
better served by these eager young instructors and assis- 
tant professors? Probably not: 

Younger members of the faculty will profit from 
the availability of local expertise, perhaps to the ex- 
tent of completing their dissertations more rapidly 
or of feeling obliged to publish more books and ar- 
ticles, but they may have to lighten their involve- 
ment in undergraduate activities to do so. 

The Danforth Report emanates from a basic as- 
sumption that the graduate school will be conditioned 
and qualified by a liberal arts environment, by "a con- 
text of human values and beliefs peculiarly pertinent to 
what is meant by liberal arts education and the tradi- 
tional concerns of the liberal arts." The conclusions of 
the report, as traced above, strongly suggest that the 



graduate school would condition, qualify, and all but 
obliterate the undergraduate sector of the "university." 

Another basic objection to a graduate school is Bow- 
doin's location. It is not near enough to other major 
institutions to share their facilities, nor is it close 
enough to a metropolitan center which would provide 
cultural advantages, good public transportation, indus- 
trial cooperation in graduate activities, etc. While some 
government officials and others hold that there is a need 
for more regional graduate centers, this view runs con- 
trary to the present trend. Those universities generally 
regarded as the leaders in American higher education 
are located in highly urban areas. The Danforth Re- 
port mentions "the mutually rewarding relationship 
between the greater Boston universities and the highly 
skilled industries along Route 128." Few will deny that 
Boston has some advantages that Brunswick does not 
and will not have (and this is not to deny that Bruns- 
wick has some advantages over Boston!) . 

Cost is another consideration. The University of 
Pittsburgh recently went into a full-scale graduate pro- 
gram in an environment seemingly well-suited for such 
a pursuit (a large and wealthy metropolitan area with 
other excellent institutions close by) . Pitt soon dis- 
covered that it had badly underestimated the cost of 
graduate education and was forced to obtain emergency 
funds from the state. Now, to keep financially sound, 
Pitt has become part of the state system. I am not sug- 
gesting that Bowdoin might share a similar fate, but 
even assuming that enough money (and no one knows 
at this time how many millions it will take) can be 
raised to begin a graduate school, hidden expenses may 
be waiting to drain off further resources. Pitt did not 
improve its undergraduate offerings by venturing into 
graduate education. It seriously compromised them. 


The Alternative 

.aving rejected a graduate school, what is the al- 
ternative? I suggest none other than a recommitment to 
what Bowdoin is— an undergraduate liberal arts college. 
If energies and resources are to be expended, let them 
be used to correct those ills we have. Advocates of a 
graduate school acknowledge that if it were started, the 
first departments to offer programs would be those gen- 
erally regarded as the strongest. In other words, we 
"would deal from strength," leading to the distinct 
possibility that the strong departments would become 
stronger and the weak ones weaker. 

Most of the weaker departments are in the humani- 
ties sector of the College. The English department, for 
example, lists fourteen men— a figure comparing favor- 
ably with Amherst's seventeen, Wesleyan's eighteen, and 

Williams's eighteen. These schools are, after all, wealth- 
ier and about a fourth again as large as Bowdoin. The 
Bowdoin figure, however, reflects tbree men dealing al- 
most exclusively in speech (tbe other figures do not in- 
clude speech) , the director of dramatics (the other in- 
stitutions have separate drama departments) , the dean 
of the College (who must, necessarily, be a part-time 
teacher) , and the associate director of admissions (who 
teaches one section of freshmen each spring) . Thus 
what looks like a well-staffed department becomes, on 
closer examination, only about half as large as those of 
the Little Three. 

To measure the implications of this staffing situa- 
tion, let us examine the responsibilities of a younger 
member of the English department. During the fall se- 
mester he has fifty-five students and four preparations— 
a section of freshmen (Freshman English requires pa- 
pers almost weekly and individual conferences) , a senior 
seminar (which requires frequent individual confer- 
ences) , an advanced composition course (again, a weekly 
essay) , and a major tutorial (where he and four stu- 
dents meet to discuss a novel a week) . While our young 
teacher finds such a schedule stimulating and is de- 
lighted to have a chance to teach a senior seminar in his 
specialty, he finds that he cannot do as incisive a job as 
he should in the preparation and presentation of his 
material. This disturbs him as it would almost all of 
Bowdoin's teachers. They take pride in their work and 
are proud of the recognition by their better students 
that their work has been well done. Even more trouble- 
some to this young teacher, however, is that he has not 
enough time to treat fifty-five students as individuals 
—to assess potential, recognize and encourage latent di- 
rections. He believes that face to face individual con- 
tact between teacher and student is one of the basic 
experiences the liberal arts college should provide. Such 
contact is not being provided often enough on the hu- 
manistic side of the undergraduate sector. When the 
student is crammed into a lecture hall can we blame 
him if he becomes a huddled note-taker? If the teacher 
is faced with a class of thirty to seventy-five students 
can he be anything else but a lecturer? 

If the humanities are suffering, the creative arts are 
in danger. I believe that one of the obligations of a good 
liberal arts college is to provide its students with the 
opportunities for certain kinds of experience. And here 
I must disagree with Professor Hannaford. I do not 
think that Professor Chase was attempting to turn out 
scholars. I think he was showing his students what it is 
like to be a scholar, to look with the scholar's accurate 
eye, to sift evidence with the fine filter of a scholar's 
mind, to feel the scholar's excitement— the excitement 
of being on to something which will alter man's vision 
of even a small segment of human knowledge. Even if 



the students do not go on to become scholars,* they will 
know what a scholar does because, however temporarily 
and incompletely, they will have had a scholar within 
their own skin. Even if our students do not go on to 
become great poets, painters, actors, or musicians, it is 
important that they be able to understand such activi- 
ties from inside the artistic experience and not merely 
from the outside stance provided by "appreciation" or 
critical courses— valuable as such courses are. I think it 
imperative that our students have the opportunity for 
such experience— to take a course which insists that they 
look at the world as a potential painting, at objects as 
possible brush strokes on canvas, or demands that they 
translate the bundles of words tossed at them each day 
and the chaos of their emotions into the form and dis- 
cipline of a poem, story, or play. We cannot force our 
students to take such courses. We can, however, make 
them more available than they are now. 

Student demand for such courses is high, and this is 
remarkable in view of the increased emphasis on "get- 
ting into graduate school." More than twenty-five stu- 
dents signed up for a studio art course this fall— more, 
obviously, than the course is designed to serve and more 
than our facilities can accommodate. One can only hope 
that promised studio space and more art teachers will 
be added soon. The situation is similar in music. De- 
spite an unusually talented freshman class in instru- 
mental music, Bowdoin can offer no instruction in this 
area. And drama: Is one man of faculty rank sufficient 
enough in the face of strong student interest and ex- 
cellent facilities? Then there are the media of cinema, 
photography, and television. No opportunity exists to 
explore these media as art forms— yet how badly each 
needs more intelligent practitioners and more informed 
viewers! It is unfortunate, too, that the advanced 
creative writing course was so oversubscribed this fall 
that the instructor had no choice but to lop students 
from his roster to bring his course to a workable size. 
I see no evidence to suggest that such student demand 
for the arts is a temporary phase. In fact, if the arts 
were encouraged demand would probably increase. 

* I disagree with one of Professor Hannaford's basic assump- 
tions—that Bowdoin exists, or should exist, to turn out scholars. 
It is one thing to give students the experience of being schol- 
ars, another to produce budding medievalists, exfoliating Chauc- 
erians. I have no objections to Chaucerians— as individuals or as 
a group— but we exist not to push students in that direction. 
We exist to encourage them if that is the direction suggested by 
their individual potential. Both Professor Hannaford and I 
spend a lot of time with our senior English majors assisting 
them in getting prepared for graduate school. But when we do 
this we are assisting in the development of their preference, not 
imposing our own upon them. I shudder at Professor Hanna- 
ford's phrase, "undergraduate research-oriented learning." Under 
his conception, the undergraduate becomes a junior graduate 
assistant, a walking footnote. Some may. Must all? 

All is not as dismal as my remarks may indicate. We 
have achieved outstanding results in the arts. The 
September Alumnus testifies to what Thomas B. 
Cornell has accomplished as an artist and teacher and 
Marvin S. Sadik as an imaginative museum director. 
Both George H. Quinby '23 and his successor as director 
of dramatics, Richard Hornby, have received praise for 
their work with the Masque and Gown. Creative writ- 
ing—long one of Bowdoin's strengths— flourishes as a 
perusal of the Quill will demonstrate. That such ex- 
cellent results are being achieved suggests that the small 
group responsible deserves support and encouragement. 
That such results are being achieved suggests that here 
is an area into which Bowdoin could put more of its 
resources with a real hope of realizing a substantial re- 
turn on its investment. 

I believe that the creative arts at Bowdoin need— 
and deserve— more support than they are getting. No 
one argues that a Ph.D. program will aid the creative 
arts here. I am convinced, in fact, that a graduate school 
would be detrimental to the arts. If this be true, the 
movement toward graduate education represents an 
abandonment of Bowdoin's artistic heritage, not a con- 
tinuation of its tradition. 

But the arts are not the only areas needing greater 
support. A recent report by a faculty committee sug- 
gested that senior seminars should become optional— 
that is, a student could choose not to take one. One of 
the reasons (though not the only one) for this sugges- 
tion is that many academic departments are being 
pinched by the senior program. Some are resisting it— 
understandably, since they must provide manpower for 
their own programs. Why should such a pinch occur 
when the faculty was increased specifically to staff the 
senior program? Possibly because increases in enroll- 
ment have negated the faculty increase and absorbed 
time and energy that might otherwise have gone into the 

Making senior seminars optional might well be the 
first step in the abandonment of the senior program. 
Yet the senior program is the most vital and exciting 
that Bowdoin offers. While it has its critics among the 
faculty, many are convinced that it makes an indelible 
and positive impression on seniors. They see, perhaps 
for the first time, that there need be no barriers between 
social and intellectual life— that, in fact, these two as- 
pects of life, so often divorced from each other, can be 
improved, each by the other, when combined in the 
context of the senior program. Without seminars, the 
Senior Center would become just another big dormitory. 
To abandon seminars because of staffing problems while 
entertaining the notion of graduate education would be 
a betrayal of Bowdoin's tradition of excellence in the 
liberal arts. 



It is in the senior program that Bowdoin has sur- 
passed the members of the Little Three. Wesleyan segre- 
gates its better students in an honors college. The em- 
phasis is academic; it is not designed to break down the 
malt curtain between the classroom and the fraternity 
house. Most of us are familiar with the problems 
Williams has encountered in trying to develop an alter- 
native to fraternity living. The recently published 
Amherst Report deplores the barriers between social 
and intellectual life there (and Bowdoin alumni would 
probably be amazed to know how solid a barrier it is at 
Amherst!) . When one of the authors of the report vis- 
ited the Senior Center last year, he admitted that Bow- 
doin had gone a long way toward achieving what is only 
a glimmering vision at Amherst. As a graduate of two 
of the Little Three (Williams being the exception) , I 
am convinced that it is here— in the senior program- 
that Bowdoin surpasses its better endowed rivals and 
that it is into the support and expansion of such a pro- 
gram that the College's resources should go. 

Instead of founding a graduate school and hoping 
that the benefits will somehow filter down to the un- 
dergraduate level, Bowdoin ought to begin at the be- 
ginning by improving its freshman program. Why not 
adapt the senior seminar idea to the freshman year? (I 
am not advocating a Freshman Center— although the 
idea may have merit.) In a freshman seminar various 
disciplines might impinge on the same problem or even 
on the same text. I can imagine, for example, teachers 
in English, history, sociology, psychology, and religion 
applying their approaches to, say, An American Trag- 
edy. In such seminars freshmen could acquire what too 
few do acquire— the basic trait of the liberal artist, that 

of asking questions. The freshman would also become 
immediately aware of the differences between various 
disciplines and of the common concerns which unite 
them. Not only would he then make a better choice of 
a major, but he would acquire a wider appreciation of 
the validity of other areas of study and would see more 
clearly how to apply relevant aspects of other disciplines 
to his own specialty. If, as it has, the senior program can 
combine the talents of an economics and a chemistry 
professor in a seminar "Science, Technology, and So- 
ciety" could not a freshman seminar incorporate a simi- 
lar cross-disciplinary approach? The senior seminar con- 
cept should be encouraged to spread throughout the 
undergraduate structure. Such education— small classes 
guided by dedicated instructors— is expensive. But all 
good education, graduate or undergraduate, is inevi- 
tably expensive. The cost is justified, however, for the 
dialogue that is being achieved in the senior program 
and that should become basic to the rest of Bowdoin is 
the heart of a liberal arts education. It is this to which 
Bowdoin is committed now, however inadequately or 

If the case for a graduate school's improving the 
undergraduate offering is dubious, if the humanities 
segment of the College requires direct and immediate 
assistance, if the creative arts will not be improved by 
graduate education, if the College has already started 
programs deserving encouragement and expansion— if 
even one of these contentions is valid, is a graduate 
school the next logical step for Bowdoin? Does it not 
make more sense to channel our efforts in the direction 
suggested by our past greatness and our present promise 
to develop the finest undergraduate education possible? 


Thomas H. Allen '67 has become 
the 16th student in Bowdoin's his- 
tory to win a Rhodes Scholarship. 

In winning the most prestigious 
of all scholarships, he capped one 
of the most outstanding careers ever 
achieved by a Bowdoin student and 
upheld a tradition of excellence set 
by two generations of Aliens who 
preceded him at the College. 

Tom's list of honors from the 
College is about as complete as a 
Sears toy catalogue at Christmas: 
president of his class, co-captain of 
the varsity football and indoor 
track teams, straight-A scholar, mem- 
ber of Phi Beta Kappa in his junior 
year, two-time winner of the James 
Bowdoin Cup (to the student who 
compiles the highest academic av- 
erage of any varsity letterman) , win- 
ner of the Orren Chalmer Hormell 
Cup (to the sophomore who attains 
"outstanding scholastic honors" 
while participating in intercollegiate 
athletic competition during his 
freshman year) , and president of his 
fraternity during his junior year. He 
has also won the Roliston G. Wood- 
bury Award for scholarship and 
leadership, the Franklin Delano 
Roosevelt Cup for "vision, humani- 
ty, and courage," the Goodwin 
French Prize, the Almon Goodwin 
Phi Beta Kappa Prize, and the Ber- 
tram Louis Smith Jr. Prize in Eng- 
lish Literature. 

Shortly before he became a 
Rhodes Scholar-elect, Tom was 
named winner of the first Outstand- 
ing New England Student-Athlete 
Award of the Boston Football Writ- 
ers Association. Next he won a Na- 
tional Football Foundation Hall of 
Fame Scholar-Athlete Award. He 
was one of only eight recipients 
in the nation, and Bowdoin was the 
only small college represented and 
the only New England college on the 
list. He was the second Bowdoin 
undergraduate to win the $500 
award for postgraduate study. The 
first was Frank M. Drigotas '64, who, 
as town manager of Medina, N.Y., 
is believed to be the youngest town 
manager in the nation. 

Bowdoin's 16th 
Rhodes Scholar 

A third generation Bowdoin son, 
Tom Allen '67 has brought more 
honor to a distinguished family. 

Less than 48 hours after winning 
the Rhodes Scholarship, Tom was 
awarded a $1,000 N.C.A.A. scholar- 
ship for postgraduate study. He was 
Bowdoin's third winner since the 
scholarships were established three 
years ago. The other winners were 
Steven K. Ingram '65, co-captain of 
the 1964 varsity football team; and 
Howard F. Pease '66, captain of the 
1965-66 varsity basketball team. 

Tom, who is majoring in English 
and minoring in government, plans 
to enroll in Oxford's philosophy, 
politics, and economics program, 
but does not yet know which of 
Oxford's colleges he will enter. Af- 
ter completing his studies there, he 
plans to go to law school (Harvard 
is his first choice) and eventually 
into some form of government ser- 
vice. While at Oxford he will re- 
ceive a stipend of £ 1,000 for each 
of two years with an option for a 
third year should his progress and 
program merit it. 

By family tradition and the his- 
tory of Bowdoin's three other 
Rhodes Scholars since the end of 

World War II, he will almost cer- 
tainly become involved in Bowdoin 
affairs. Tom's grandfather, Neal W. 
Allen '07, is an overseer emeritus of 
Bowdoin. His father, Charles W. 
Allen '34, is the treasurer of the 
College and an ex officio member of 
the board of trustees. Two Bow- 
doin Rhodes Scholars are members 
of the faculty. Richard L. Chittim 
'41 (who was elected a Rhodes 
Scholar in 1946) is a professor of 
mathematics. Roger Howell Jr. '58 
is an associate professor of history. 
The third, Richard A. Wiley '49 was 
elected to the board of overseers last 
June. He is a lawyer in Boston. 

Tom's accomplishments have 
brought more honor to his already 
distinguished family. Grandfather 
Neal is a member of Phi Beta 
Kappa and was graduated summa 
cum laude. He was an active mem- 
ber of the board of overseers from 
1941 until 1965. He is still a mem- 
ber of the board of overseers of 
Westbrook Junior College. Tom's 
father is a partner in one of Maine's 
most distinguished law firms and a 
member of the Portland City Coun- 
cil. Another Allen, Neal Jr. '40, 
Tom's uncle, is a prize-winning his- 
torian and member of Phi Beta 
Kappa. He recently resigned as the 
first dean of the center for hu- 
manities and social studies at Union 
College in Schenectady, N.Y., to ac- 
cept a fellowship in law and history 
at Harvard. Like Tom, Charles and 
Neal Jr. were captains of Bowdoin 
track teams. Perhaps Neal Jr. holds 
the edge, however. In 1940 he tied 
what was then the world's record 
for the 45-yd. high hurdles with a 
time of 5.7 seconds— a record still 
on the books at Bowdoin. 

A total of 27 colleges and univer- 
sities were represented by this year's 
32 Rhodes Scholars-elect. Princeton, 
with three, had the most. Dart- 
mouth, Navy, and the University 
of the South were each represented 
by two studepts. Other New Eng- 
land institutions which could claim 
a Rhodes Scholar were Williams, 
Harvard, and Yale. 


The College 

Mai To Retire 

Malcolm E. Morrell '24, director 
of athletics at Bowdoin since 1927, 
will retire on July 1. Daniel Stuckey, 
head of the classics department and 
varsity hockey coach at St. Paul's 
School, Concord, N.H., has been 
named as Morrell's successor. 

President Coles made the an- 
nouncements as the Alumnus was 
going to press. A fuller account will 
appear in the March issue. 

Senior Center Report 

No academic program ever offered 
by the College has undergone as 
much scrutiny as has its still very 
young senior year program. 

The current study by the Senior 
Center Council is an effort to de- 
velop an informed, critical estimate 
of the educational effectiveness of 
the program, now in its third year. 
The Council is seeking answers to 
many questions, some of which were 
raised by an ad hoc committee 
headed by Dean of the College A. 
LeRoy Greason Jr. and Paul V. 
Hazelton '42 of the education de- 
partment (September Alumnus) . 
The ad hoc committee's none-too- 
flattering report was received by the 
faculty at its October meeting. 

Senior Center Council Chairman 
Athern P. Daggett '25 of the govern- 
ment department informed the fac- 
ulty at its December meeting that 
it hopes to present a comprehensive 
evaluation by April. 

The Council, Professor Daggett 
said, has been meeting weekly since 
Sept. 13. It has studied such mater- 
ials as transcripts of interviews held 
with about 20 members of the 
Classes of 1965 and 1966, letters re- 
quested by the Senior Center direc- 
tor and submitted by 17 senior 
seminar instructors for 1965-66, and 
letters requested by the President 
and written by about 30 members 
of the Class of 1965. It has also held 

discussions with visiting scholars 
and a series of three open meet- 
ings which were attended by 47 
members of the faculty. 

Still to be done is a systematic 
program of interviews with this 
year's seniors. A 20% sample of the 
class will be interviewed, one-half of 
whom will be chosen at random 
and one-half on the basis of a ques- 
tionnaire designed to help identify 
those students who may have critical 
reservations about the program. 

At the same faculty meeting Se- 
nior Center Director William B. 
Whiteside reported that a total of 
16 seminars (up three from a year 
ago) were being offered during the 
spring semester. Of the 186 seniors 
who had registered by Dec. 16, 143 
(76.88%) were assigned to their first 
choice seminars; 38 received their 
second choices; and only five were 
assigned to their third or other 
choice seminar. The number en- 
rolled in each seminar ranges from 
a low of three to a high of 16. 

The choice, as in the past, was 
rich and diverse. Seniors could pick 
seminars on such topics as impres- 
sionism in painting and music, be- 
havior modification, the uses of 
literacy, and famous unsolved prob- 
lems in elementary number theory. 

New Facilities 

The College's I.B.M. 1620 Central 
Processing Unit has a new home in 
the basement of Hubbard Hall, the 
observatory on Pickard Field has 
been renovated and furnished with 
a new telescope, the foreign lan- 
guage laboratory has been moved 
from the second floor of Hubbard 
to the basement of Sills Hall, a 
speech laboratory has been installed 
in the basement of Sills, a darkroom 
for students is being constructed in 
the basement of the Moulton 
Union, and the renovation of part 

of the first floor of Hubbard to ac- 
commodate an Arctic museum is ex- 
pected to be completed by February. 

Although the improvements are 
not as dramatic as the construction 
of a new library or gymnasium, 
they are important, for they con- 
tribute to a richer academic and ex- 
tracurricular life for the student. 

Bruce F. Brown, the stepfather of 
Thomas M. Brown '67, whose pho- 
tos have appeared in the Alumnus, 
and an alumnus who wishes to re- 
main anonymous have given the 
money for the darkroom. The Class 
of 1925 in part is giving the Arctic 
museum. Funds for the other im- 
provements came from alumni wish- 
ing to remain anonymous and the 
capital campaign. 

The speech center is equipped 
with closed circuit television and an 
audio-video tape instant replay sys- 
tem. It is believed to be the only 
center of its type in the nation. 

Wanted: More Diversity 

How does a college recruit an en- 
tering class of students with a diver- 
sity of interests and outlooks and 
with a broad geographical represen- 
tation? The question is one which 
admissions officers at a good many 
eastern colleges and universities, es- 
pecially the smaller ones, have been 
asking themselves recently. 

Some are hoping that a recent 
tour of the South by admissions of- 
ficers of Smith, Colby, University of 
New Hampshire, Bowdoin, and 
Springfield (who tagged themselves 
the SCUBS Scouts) on behalf of all 
interested institutions in the North- 
east will provide part of the answer. 

Between Nov. 27 and Dec. 9, the 
group talked with more than 700 
Negro students and their counselors 
in Birmingham, Mobile, New Or- 
leans, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, 
Palm Beach, Jacksonville, Atlanta, 


and Norfolk. The purpose was to 
acquaint them with the diversity of 
educational programs available in 
New England as well as to dispell 
the notion that for economic, social, 
or intellectual reasons Negroes 
"shouldn't" apply for admission to 
colleges outside the South. 

The "team" approach, says Bow- 
doin's SCUBS Scout, Associate Di- 
rector of Admissions Robert C. 
Mellow, enabled him to talk with 
far more prospective applicants than 
he would have had he visited the 
schools by himself. "High school 
officials are much more willing to 
set up meetings when a group of 
college admissions officers are com- 
ing to visit," he says. He collected 
80 cards from preselected juniors 
and seniors interested in Bowdoin 
and estimates that 10 to 15 are 
seriously considering applying for 
admission to the College. 

This year's trip was organized 
through Negro Y.M.C.A.'s by 
Springfield College. The program 
was started by Springfield a year 
ago and included only Colby. Next 
year, says Mellow, the group hopes 
to add an engineering college and 
to interview Southern white stu- 
dents as well. 

Council Supports 
Sigma Nu Chapter 

The Alumni Council has passed a 
resolution supporting the Bowdoin 
chapter of Sigma Nu in its efforts 
to remove discriminatory clauses 
from the national's bylaws and urg- 
ing the Governing Boards to negate 
the faculty's recommendation to 
force the chapter to withdraw from 
the national organization. 

The action came at the Council's 
fall meeting upon the recommen- 
dation of its committee on fraterni- 
ties which is headed by W. Brad- 
ford Briggs '43. Only two of the 35 
Council members present voted 
against the resolution. 

In December Donald C. Ferro '68, 
commander of the student chapter, 
and Richard A. Morrell '50, a house 

corporation officer, appeared at a 
hearing conducted by the Governing 
Boards' joint standing committee on 
policy of which Trustee John L. 
Baxter '16 is chairman. The Boards 
are expected to act on whatever re- 
commendation is presented by the 
committee at their mid-winter 
meetings on Jan. 28. 

The Council's resolution stated 
that the local chapter should work 
"within the framework of the organ- 
ization" to get the disciminatory 
clauses eliminated "as soon as pos- 
sible . . . but no later than the 
national's 1968 convention." If the 
clauses which forbid the pledging 
of Negroes and Orientals are not 
eliminated by then, the local chap- 
ter "should voluntarily withdraw 
from the national organization." 

The Council also instructed 
Alumni Secretary Glenn K. Richards 
'60 to write a letter congratulating 
members of the Bowdoin chapter 
on their "sincere efforts" in trying 
to eliminate the clauses. 

The faculty's recommendation 
came in October (November Alum- 
nus) after a proposal to eliminate 
discriminatory bylaws failed by four 
votes to attain the necessary two- 
thirds majority at Sigma Nu's na- 
tional convention in August 1966. 

During the convention chapter 
representatives from Duke, Emory, 
and Davidson said they might be 
forced to withdraw if the clauses 
were not stricken. All three were 
granted waivers and are now al- 
lowed to select members without 
regard to race. According to Gerald 
Hawkins, assistant executive secre- 
tary of the national, the administra- 
tions of the three institutions have 
found the waivers acceptable al- 
though they voiced objection to the 
principle of racial discrimination. 

Their acceptance has apparently 
ended any attempt to schedule a 
national convention before the next 
regularly scheduled one in the sum- 
mer of 1968. 

Hawkins said that 75 of Sigma 
Nu's 140 active chapters have waiv- 
ers. Bowdoin's was among the first 

to receive one, in 1962, and to Haw- 
kin's knowledge is the only chapter 
that has exercised it by pledging 
Negroes. "We do not require pic- 
tures of our members so we have no 
way of knowing if other chapters 
have admitted Negroes," he said. 

Change in Rushing Rules 

Despite what you may have read 
in the Alumnus ("The Mating 
Season," November) enough mem- 
bers of the Student Council were 
dissatisfied with the rushing rules 
which have been in effect during 
the past three years to make two 
changes that will go into effect in 
the fall. 

The complicated quota system 
which had been used to keep the 
houses numerically balanced during 
the period that the College was ex- 
panding its enrollment is no more. 
Instead, each of the 12 chapters will 
be allowed to pledge up to 26 mem- 
bers. Also out is the limited bid 
stipulation. Bids will be in effect 
throughout the rushing weekend 
(the weekend before the start of 
fall semester classes, as it was this 
year) or until the house has closed. 
Freshmen will still have to visit at 
least three houses before they can 
accept a bid. 

The changes were made because 
the College will be at its projected 
enrollment of 925 to 950 students by 
the start of the 1967-68 school year. 
Fraternities will then have about 
the same number of students from 
which to draw members as existed 
before the beginning of the senior 
year program when seniors began 
eating and living in the Senior 

In the opinion of some student 
observers the modification of the 
rules will eliminate the artificiality 
that has characterized rushing. 

As has been the case for the past 
several years, the fraternities have 
agreed that every student who wishes 
to join a house will be offered the 
opportunity to do so. 

As of mid-December there were 


14 independents in this year's fresh- 
man class of 238. Last year there 
were nine independents in the class 
of 1969, which numbered 248. 

Sports Honors to... 

Rod Tulonen '69, who ran Bow- 
doin's four-mile cross-country course 
in 19:13 twice last fall and paced the 
varsity to a 3-1-1 record, elected cap- 
tain of the 1967 team. 

Halfback Mort Soule '68 and tight 
end Dave Doughty '68, elected co- 
captains of the 1967 football team. 

Tackle and 1966 Co-Captain Bob 
Pfeiffer '67 "for honor, courage and 
leadership on the field," winner of 
the William J. Reardon Trophy. 

Richie Benedetto '68, 5'6", 160-lb. 
halfback and the team's third lead- 
ing rusher, for making the most im- 
provement and best exemplifying 
the qualities of aggressiveness, co- 
operation, enthusiasm, and sports- 
manship, winner of the Winslow 
R. Howland Memorial Trophy. 

Co-Captain Charlie Powell '67, 
star defensive player on the soccer 
team, winner of the George Levine 
Memorial Soccer Trophy. 

Halfback Bill Miles '68 and wing 
Jeff Richards '68, elected co-captains 
of the 1967 soccer team. 

State Series Champs 

Bowdoin's soccer team won the 
State Series for the second time in 
as many years. Its record was 4-1-1. 
Bates was second with four wins and 
two losses. Overall Coach Charlie 
Butt's booters were 6-4-1. 

Both Bowdoin and Bates placed 
four players on the All-Maine team. 
Leading the Bowdoin contingent 
was goalie Bob Swain '67 who post- 
ed two shutouts, allowed 20 goals, 
and turned back 160 shots during 
the season. Other All-Maine players 
from Bowdoin were fullback Charlie 
Powell '67, halfback Bill Miles '68, 
and forward Steve Mickley '67, the 
team's leading scorer with five goals. 

Missing was 1965 All-New Eng- 
land Sandy Salmela '67 who serious- 

ly injured his knee in the final game 
of the 1965 season and was not ex- 
pected to play in 1966. Salmela did, 
though not as effectively, except for 
the second Bates game (which Bow- 
doin won 3-0, for the champion- 
ship) . "He kept our offense moving 
in that game," said Butt. 

For reasons not clear to Butt 
(and other coaches in Maine) Bow- 
doin was denied the New England 
Intercollegiate College Division 
championship despite its 4-0-1 rec- 
ord. The crown was shared by Nor- 
wich (8-1-0) and W.P.I. (6-1-0). 
Says Butt: "The rules state that you 
have to play at least five games, 
which we did. They said we played 
too many of our games against 
Maine colleges." 

No Frosh Hockey 

For the second time in three years 
Bowdoin could not field a freshman 
hockey team this season. There are 
only nine freshmen who won two 
or more varsity letters in the sport 
in high school, and eight of them 
are skating with upperclassmen on 
a club team. 

All of the colleges and all but one 
of the high schools (out of four) 
on the freshmen's ten game schedule 
agreed to play the club team. "We 
are particularly grateful to the high 
school coaches," says Varsity Coach 
Sid Watson. "The decision to send 
high school aged boys against play- 
ers 19, 20, and 21 is a hard one to 

The lack of a sufficient number of 
hockey players is not unique to Bow- 
doin. Two years ago Williams was 
forced to field a club team. Penn's 
varsity was so thin two years ago 
that when it lost its goalie in the 
first period against Bowdoin the 
White took a 1-0 forfeit. 


Varsity Basketball 
Bowdoin 90 New Hampshire 73 

Tufts 92 Bowdoin 75 

Clark 82 Bowdoin 75 

Bowdoin 71 Amherst 67 

M.I.T. 81 Bowdoin 71 

Record through Dec. 14: Won 2, Lost 3 

Freshman Basketball 

Bowdoin 86 M.C.I. 75 

Colby 74 Bowdoin 60 

Bowdoin 63 M.I.T. 59 

Record through Dec. 14: Won 2, Lost 1 

Varsity Hockey 
Harvard 9 Bowdoin 2 

Dartmouth 7 Bowdoin 2 

Army 9 Bowdoin 2 

Bowdoin 6 Middlebury 3 

Record through Dec. 15: Won 1, Lost 3 

Club Hockey 
Harvard 10 Bowdoin 2 

Boston State 3 Bowdoin 2 

Record through Dec. 3: Won 0, Lost 2 

Varsity Swimming 
M.I.T. 50 Bowdoin 45 

Springfield 56 Bowdoin 48 

Record through Dec. 10: Won 0, Lost 2 

Freshman Swimming 
M.I.T. 49 Bowdoin 45 

Springfield 66 Bowdoin 24 

Record through Dec. 10: Won 0, Lost 2 

Varsity Track 
Bowdoin 72i/ 2 M.I.T. 40y£ 

Record through Dec. 3: Won 1, Lost 

Freshman Track 
M.I.T. 72 Bowdoin 24 

Lewiston 53 S. Portland 45 Bowdoin 39 
Record through Dec. 14: Won 0, Lost 2 

Varsity Rifle 
Vermont 1270 Bowdoin 1190 

William & Mary 1279 Bowdoin 1247 

Bowdoin 1191 Nasson 1179 

Record through Dec. 3: Won 1, Lost 2 

Varsity Football 
Bates 35 Bowdoin 13 

Tufts 7 Bowdoin 6 

Season's record: Won 1, Lost 6 

Freshman Football 
Bridgton 25 Bowdoin 

Maine 14 Bowdoin 

Season's record: Won 0, Lost 5 

Varsity Soccer 
Bowdoin 2 Maine 

Bowdoin 3 Bates 

Colby 1 Bowdoin 

Season's record: Won 6, Lost 4, Tied 1 

Freshman Soccer 
Bowdoin 1 New Hampshire 

Bowdoin 3 Rents Hill 1 

Season's record: Won 4, Lost 1, Tied 2 

Varsity Cross-Country 
Bates 23 Bowdoin 34 

Bowdoin 27 Vermont 29 

Season's record: Won 3, Lost 1, Tied 1 

Freshman Cross-Country 
Bowdoin 24 Hebron 32 

Bates 27 Bowdoin 28 

New Hampshire 16 Bowdoin 47 

Season's record: Won 2, Lost 5 

Varsity Sailing 
Sloop Eliminations, 5th of 7; Quadrangu- 
lar, 2nd of 4; Hewitt Trophy, 2nd of 8; 
Sloop Hexagonal, 6th of 6; Heptagonal, 
3rd of 7. 

Freshman Sailing 
Octagonal, 3rd of 8; Minor, 5th of 10; 
Invitational, 7th of 13. 


Alumni Clubs 


Football Coach Peter Kostacopoulos 
was the guest speaker at the club's Nov. 
8 meeting at Steckino's Restaurant in 
Lewiston. More than 15 alumni attended 
the luncheon meeting. 


President Coles was the guest speaker 
at a joint meeting of the club with the 
Loring Management Club on Oct. 28. 
Thirty alumni and wives were present. 

The following were elected officers: 
Joseph McKay '42, president; James Carr 
'57, secretary-treasurer; and Parkin Briggs 
'29, Alumni Council member. 


Dean of Students Jerry Wayne Brown 
and Director of the Bowdoin News Ser- 
vices Joseph D. Kamin were the speakers 
at the Oct. 29 meeting of the club at the 
home of Mr. and Mrs. Ned Morse '33. 
Mr. Kamin showed one of the films pro- 
duced by the College. 

The club's next meeting will be in 
March when the baseball team is in 
Baltimore on its spring trip. Officers for 
1967-68 will be elected at that time. 


Thirty-three alumni attended a lunch 
meeting at Nick's Restaurant on Oct. 18. 
Rush Lincoln Jr., chairman of the Massa- 
chusetts Bay Transportation Authority, 
was the speaker. 


Dan Christie '37, chairman of the 
mathematics department, discussed the 
possibility of- Bowdoin adding a graduate 
program at a meeting at the Bowl and 
Bottle Restaurant on Nov. 4. Thirteen 
alumni and wives attended. The club dis- 
cussed changing its name to the Chicago 
Land Bowdoin Club and has submitted 
the proposal to its members. 


Secretary Phil Pearson '36 reports: 
"Our dinner on Oct. 28 was attended by 
34 people plus our two guests, Dean 
Greason and his wife. . . . The dean's 
talk was great and we enjoyed having a 
most charming couple as our guests. We 
look forward to another visit from them 


William B. Whiteside, director of the 
Senior Center, spoke at a meeting on 
Nov. 1 at the Jefferson Inn, Waterville. 
Twenty-three alumni attended the stag 
social hour and dinner. 


Eighteen members of the club, their 
wives, and guests attended a lobster 
dinner at the home of Secretary Tom 
Fairfield '53 on Aug. 11. Free Harlow '32 
was the chef. 

Bowdoin Museum of Art Director Mar- 
vin Sadik was the guest speaker at a 
meeting of the club on Nov. 4. Eight 
wives and alumni attended the meeting, 
which was at the Lafayette Club, Min- 
netonka Beach. 


The club is still looking for members 
who are interested in joining the Wil- 
liams Club in New York. At last report, 
42 had signed up. Those interested in 
obtaining membership should get in 
touch with Dick Burns '58. 


Bowdoin Museum of Art Director Mar- 
vin Sadik spoke at a dinner meeting of 
the club on Nov. 10 at the International 
Club in Portland. 


Ron Golz '55 has replaced Dave Crowell 
'49 as the club's president. Dave has 

moved from the Philadelphia area. Jack 
Church '54 has succeeded John Malcolm 
'54, who has been transferred to Pitts- 
burgh, as secretary-treasurer. 


The club got off to a great start this 
fall with a cocktail party at the home of 
Mary Lou and Phin Sprague '50. 

Alumni Secretary Glenn Richards '60 
visited the club on Oct. 21 at our first 
business meeting at the University Club 
and spoke about recent events at the 
College. The club passed a resolution 
supporting the Bowdoin chapter of Sigma 
Nu in its controversy with the faculty. 

Regular meetings of the club are on 
the second Monday of each month at 
the University Club in Providence. 


Eight alumni and wives attended an 
informal meeting at the home of Mr. 
and Mrs. Chandler Redman '34 on the 
evening of Nov. 8. Museum of Art Direc- 
tor Marvin Sadik was the guest speaker. 


The club held its third annual lobster 
boil at Camp Wildwood near Los An- 
geles in August. More than 70 alumni, 
their wives, children, and friends attended 
the affair, according to Secretary Henry 
Dowst '54. 


More than 250 alumni, wives, and 
guests attended a tailgate picnic and party 

Despite a driving rainstorm more than 100 enthusiastic alumni, wives, and friends of Bowdoin 
turned up at the Williams Club on Oct. 19 to honor Dr. Dan Hanley '39. Rocky Ingalls Jr. '43, 
president of the Bowdoin Club of New York City, gave Dan a pewter mug as a memento. 


preceding the Bowdoin-W.P.I. game on 
Sept. 24. Following the game many alum- 
ni and wives attended a buffet at the 
home of Dr. and Mrs. Phil Burke '44. 


Lt. Col. Richard Fleming of the Bow- 
doin ROTC Detachment spoke and 
showed a film on ROTC training at a 
meeting of the club in Saco on Nov. 10. 
Other guests were Alumni Secretary Glenn 
Richards '60 and Charles Hatch, a gradu- 
ate of Amherst who is an honorary mem- 
ber of the club. Fourteen alumni at- 
tended the dinner meeting. After hear- 
ing reports from the secretary- treasurer 
and Alumni Council member, the club 
passed a resolution conveying greetings 
to Admiral Donald MacMillan who cele- 
brated his 92nd birthday in November. 
The club's next meeting has been sched- 
uled for May 23 at the Shawmut Inn. 


Members of the Northern New Jersey Alumni Club met with Robert C. Mellow of the admissions 
office on Nov. 1 to learn how they can help to recruit students. Left to right are: Vincent 
Lanigan '50, Mellow, John Nichols Jr. '49, Theodore Eldracher Jr. '57, Robert Barlow 
Jr. '61, Alan Werksman '54, and Arthur Hamblen '48. Photo courtesy of Joseph Woods '47. 


Tues., Jan. 10, noon: monthly lunch at 
Steckino's Restaurant, 106 Middle St., 
Lewiston. E. Leroy Knight '50, speaker. 

Tues., March 14, noon: monthly lunch. 
John LaChance '68. 


Wed., Feb. 8, 5 p.m.: stag sports night 
at Midtown Motor Inn, 220 Huntington 
Ave., before Bowdoin-Northeastern hock- 
ey game. 

Fri., March 17, evening: annual dinner 
at the Harvard Club. Dr. Dan Hanley '39, 

Thurs., May 11, evening: Bowdoin 
night at the Pops. 


Thurs., Jan. 19, noon: monthly lunch 
at the University Club, Hartford. Charles 
Scoville '52, speaker. 

Thurs., Feb. 16, noon: monthly lunch. 
Philip S. Wilder '23. 

Thurs., March 16, noon: monthly lunch. 
Stanwood S. Fish '22. 


Fri., Jan. 27, evening: dinner-dance 
and ladies' night. Glenn K. Richards '60 
and George H. Quinby '23, guests. 


Fri., Feb. 3, evening: annual dinner at 
the Princeton Club. President Coles, 


Sat., Feb. 4, evening: annual dinner 
meeting. President Coles, speaker. 


Wed., Feb. 1, noon: monthly lunch at 
the Eastland Motor Hotel. Thomas Allen 
'67, speaker. 

Wed., March 1, noon: monthly lunch. 
Edward J. Geary. 


Thurs., Jan. 12, noon: monthly lunch 
at the Hotel Pennsylvania. 

Thurs., Feb. 9, noon: monthly lunch. 

Thurs., March 9, noon: monthly lunch 
with the ladies at the Wedgewood Inn. 


Tues., Feb. 7, 12:15 p.m.: monthly lunch 
at the Touchdown Club. 

Tues., March 7: monthly lunch. 

Class News 


Mrs. James Rhodes, the widow of Jim, 
died in August 1965, according to word 
recently received in the alumni office. 


President Johnson and former Presi- 
dent Eisenhower sent messages of congrat- 
ulations to Admiral Donald MacMillan on 
his 92nd birthday, Nov. 10. 


Archibald T. Shorey 
47 Hollywood Avenue 
Albany, N. Y. 12208 

Charles Donnell is now living in Bath, 
Maine, at 937 Washington St. In the past 
year your secretary has been in Bath, 
N.Y., and Bath, Pa. I enjoyed telling them 
I was from Bath, Maine. 

Bill Norton from Pleasant Ridge, Mich., 
stopped working for pay 12 years ago, but 
at the moment he is president of a foun- 
dation that spends about a million dol- 
lars a year on philanthropic purposes. He 
is in good health and is having fun. 

Ray Pettengill writes cheerfully from 
Winter Park, Fla. His heart has been 
kicking up, but he is on the mend. 

Paul Robbins from Charlestown, N.H., 
writes: "I am alive, but I ain't kickin'." 
Paul was recently the recipient Of a 50- 
year Masonic medal and pin of which he 
is very proud. 

The class's new secretary won't talk 
about himself but Cope Philoon will. 
Arch Shorey just doesn't know he's sup- 
posed to be retired. During October he 
marked up USGS quads on 55 maps for 
mountain climbers and hunters. Then he 
took a tour with a paleontologist on a 
search for Indian sites around Saratoga, 
N.Y., and the Hudson Valley. Arch found 
some, of course. Next, he and Anna were 
guests (all expenses paid) of a large group 
of Arch's old Brooklyn Boy Scouts, most 
of whom he had not seen for 40 years. 
The former Scouts planned the trip and 
party as their way of saying thanks to 
Arch for all that he had done for them 
when they were boys. 

John Woodruff writes that he is a bil 
handicapped with osteoarthritis but is 
proud of three medical doctor sons, 15 
grandchildren, and seven great-grandchil- 


John W. Leydon 
Apartment L-2 
922 Montgomery Avenue 
Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010 

Members of 1907 will regret to learn 
of the death of the late Eddie Duddy's 
brother John on Sept. 24. 

John Leydon's son, Rear Admiral John 
K. Leydon, was the principal speaker at 


Philadelphia's 33rd annual tribute to 
Commodore John Barry, the "father of 
the American Navy," in September. 


Christopher Toole 

4884 MacArthur Boulevard, 

Washington, D. C. 20007 


Sturgis Leavitt is writing a history of 
the American Association of Teachers of 
Spanish and Portuguese for a special 50th 
anniversary number of its official publica- 
tion, Hispania, which will come out some- 
time this year. Sturgis was recently elected 
a member of the Hispanic Society of 
America. The number of members, drawn 
from scholars both in the United States 
and abroad, is limited to 100. 

George and Lib Pullen became grand- 
parents when their daughter, Mrs. W. R. 
Leitch, presented them with Elizabeth 
Rollins on Oct. 20. "All is well and 
happy," George wrote. 


Jasper J. Stahl 
Waldoboro 04572 

The initial donation to the Alumni 
Fund by a 1909 man was made this year 
by Charles Bouve— an excellent example. 

On Nov. 14 your scribe, "by reason of 
strength," swiftly passed the Biblical 
milestone of Four Score without "labour" 
or "sorrow"— an event of no cosmic sig- 
nificance—just another of Bowdoin's van- 
ishing brood. 

Ezra Bridge is still happily sticking it 
out on his Royalton hillside. A son, Ezra, 
is practicing internal medicine in Michi- 
gan. A daughter, Shirley, has ballet 
schools in Minneapolis and St. Paul. "Of 
the six grandchildren, one is married and 
one is in graduate school. The others are 
on the way. This includes Letitia." 

Our annual letter has come in from 
"Wally" Hayden. He is still lingering in 
contentment on the Wisconsin shore of 
Lake Superior, in excellent health and 
still intrigued by his truck-patch and his 
18 holes of golf. From this fishing and 
hunting paradise he sends fond greetings 
to all friends "in the old class." 

It has been said that there are only 
two types of pedestrians on the streets of 
Los Angeles. The quick and the dead. 
Methinks this condition might apply to 
the little remnant of 1909. Behind this 
comment lies the thought that an an- 
nual letter from each member of a class 
to his class agent would set a fine tradi- 
tion among Bowdoin alumni classes. In- 
deed it would make the Alumnus a clear- 
ing house for news of every Bowdoin 


E. Curtis Matthews 
59 Pearl Street 
Mystic, Conn. 06355 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Viola, whose husband, Wil- 
liam E. Atwood, died on Sept. 17. 

Your class secretary spent a few days 
with his old friend, Admiral MacMillan 


Although Paul Douglas '13 was defeated in his bid for re-election as 
United States Senator from Illinois, the following editorial from the 
Oct. 20, 1966, edition of The New York Times merits being re- 
printed here, for it ranks among the greatest tributes ever paid a 
Bowdoin alumnus while he was still alive: 

Like Lincoln, Senator Paul H. Douglas is a son of Illinois by 
adoption, having been born and reared in New England. He has the 
craggy independence on which "Down East" Yankees pride them- 
selves. Although a devout Quaker and a man of peace, he was im- 
pelled by his conscience to join the Marines at age 50 during World 
War II and saw front-line service in the Pacific. 

A trained economist and the author of numerous scholarly books, 
he has never been content to sit in a cloistered office when he could 
be out battling for the public good, whether his enemies were 
machine politicians in the Chicago Board of Aldermen or Southern 
reactionaries in the Senate. In an age when the false values of 
public relations and image building prevail, his sturdy honesty is 
profoundly appealing. 

Senator Douglas has fought his greatest battles for the consumer 
and for the broad public interest. As a member of the Senate Fi- 
nance Committee, Mr. Douglas has exposed the many loopholes in 
the tax laws which benefit certain industries and wealthy individuals 
at the expense of ordinary taxpayers. Not afraid to enlist in public 
causes that take a long time to win, Senator Douglas worked for 
years on behalf of Medicare, civil rights laws and Federal aid to edu- 
cation which have only recently become law. 

He is a Democrat, but his principles transcend any party. When 
scandals rocked the Truman Administration, he joined with Senator 
J. William Fulbright of Arkansas in conducting a thorough inves- 
tigation. He later chaired a special committee on ethics that drew 
up a code of conduct for Government employees. He has regularly 
made public the details of his personal finances and has urged full 
disclosure by all members of Congress. 

Mr. Douglas is a liberal, but his convictions are not confined by 
any rigid philosophy. No conservative has fought harder for economy 
in government; he has voted against pork barrel appropriations and 
tangled with Presidents over waste in their budgets. 

Senator Douglas's Republican opponent is Charles Percy, an 
attractive, successful businessman whom we would ordinarily be 
pleased to support. We regret that impatient ambition has impelled 
him to make this race against Senator Douglas, his friend and former 
teacher. He would have been better advised to wait until 1968 and 
seek the governorship again, a post better suited to his executive 
temper and experience. 

There is more at stake here than the career of an able Senator. 
In every generation there are a few men who by force of mind and 
character become moral exemplars to their contemporaries, the stan- 
dard by which other men in public life measure their conduct. 
Senator Douglas is such a man. For this reason, as well as for his 
integrity, courage and devotion to the public good, Paul Douglas 
deserves re-election to the United States Senate. 

© 1966 The New York Times Company. Reprinted by permission. 


'98 at Mac's home in Provincetown, Mass. 
The schooner Bowdoin is undergoing a 
big overhaul at Mystic Seaport, Conn. 


Ernest G. Fifield 

351 Highland Avenue 

Upper Montclair, N. J. 07043 

Bowdoin friends of Mrs. John Devine 
of South Portland extend their sympathy 
to her and the members of her family in 
the death of her brother, John M. Duddy, 
on Sept. 24. 


Luther G. Whittif.r 
R.F.D. 2 
Farmington 04938 

A note from, the editor: 

Two of the class's outstanding politi- 
cians (and we consider that an honorable 
word!), both Democrats, went to defeat in 
the November elections. The nation, we 
think, will feel the loss of Paul Douglas 
of Illinois, and Maine will be the less for 
Luther Whittier's defeat in his bid for 
re-election to the State House of Repre- 

Sumner Pike, a Republican, was re- 
elected to the State Legislature, and it 
cannot be said that he did not attempt to 
get Luther re-elected. Sumner's remarks 
to the House on Feb. 2, 1966, were printed 
in Luther's campaign brochure. Sumner 
said: "Mr. Speaker and Members of the 
House: I would like to soothe the troubled 
waters of partisanship here at the mo- 
ment and recall, if I may, that it has been 
a great pleasure to me and, I think, a 
great pleasure to a great many of us to 
have my old Bowdoin classmate as a 
Democrat from Farmington, and, I trust, 
he is the only Democrat who will ever 
serve in the House from Farmington. He 
has been trying for forty years and finally 
made it. He probably in his first session 
knows more people in the House and Sen- 
ate and around the State House than I 
having served four years will ever know. I 
would like to mention that my old class- 
mate. Luther Whittier, was the secretary 
of our class and has kept files in his usual 
custom, and with his usual good sense 
has voted with his party when he had to 
and with his conscience when he could." 

Paul Douglas is going to teach at the 
New School of Social Research. 

Carleton Greenwood wrote from his 
home in Boca Raton, Fla., in November: 
"On my northern visit this past summer 
I made a trip up to Maine. Had an en- 
joyable visit with Paul Lunt in Portland 
and also called on Don Lancaster '27 at 
the Moulton Union. We have at least 
four Bowdoin men residing here in Boca 

Lester Shackford tested modern ad- 
vanced surgery when on Aug. 24 in the 
Salem (Mass.) Hospital he was operated 
on for an aneurysm of the aorta. He was 
released from the hospital on Sept. 3 and 
by Oct. 6 he was feeling well enough to 
walk up to a mile at a session or to climb 


Alfred E. Gray 
Francestovvn, N. H. 


Mary Burns, Kendrick's widow, wrote 
in October to say that she had a new job 
as clinical psychologist for the State of 
Hawaii Mental Health Division, Waipaha 
Mental Health Clinic. She is living at 91- 
740 Ihipehu St., Ewa Beach, Hawaii 

Dr. Phil Pope participated in the ded- 
ication of a sign marking the site on Mill 
Creek in the state of Washington where 
Dr. Marcus Whitman built the first saw- 
mill between the Cascades and the Rockies 
in the winter of 1844-45. The ceremonies 
took place in October. Phil and other 
members of the Walla Walla County 
Pioneer and Historical Society had to en- 
gage in some detective work in determin- 
ing the exact site of the mill. 

Ray Verrill is serving as chairman of 
the Bowdoinham Town Committee on 
Beautification. The committee was or- 
ganized in September. 


Harold E. Verrill 
Ocean House Road 
Cape Elizabeth 04107 

President Coles invited Alvah Stetson 
to represent Bowdoin at the inauguration 
of Ronald C. Nairn as the first president 
of Prescott (Ariz.) College on Oct. 23. 


Edward C. Hawes 
180 High Street 
Portland 04101 

Ted Hawes, Alden Head, and Win Ban- 
croft returned from a three-week motor 
tour of England, Scotland, and Wales in 
October. This was a literary pilgrimage 
for the benefit of Ted, a lifelong student 
of English literature. Old English inns, 
manors, and one castle were used over- 
night. The trio visited Batemans, the 
home of Rudyard Kipling in Sussex. While 
they were abroad. Win's daughter gave 
birth, and Win became a grandfather for 
the seventh time. 


Noel C. Little 

Hollins College, Va. 24020 

All co-chairmen have accepted assign- 
ments with enthusiasm and are working 
like "eager beavers" to complete details be- 
fore the various deadlines. Reunion head- 
quarters will be in Coleman Hall. The 
finest steward in the business (Dave Dick- 
son) has been engaged to dispense the 
1917 style of hospitality. The menu for 
the class banquet has been approved. 
Cheeses and wines have been ordered from 
France and Mount Holly. Ammunition 
for a 17-gun salute will be delivered by 
the Coast Guard (the cannon is already 
secured). The class banner has been lo- 
cated and will be unfurled appropriately. 
Attention-compelling regalia has been 
designed and fabricated. It is now care- 
fully stored in the 1917 vault. Need more 
be said? Bowdoin's snappiest commence- 
ment will be assured by the full participa- 
tion of you, your wife, your children, your 
grandchildren, and any friendly neighbor. 

Here's the list of the stalwart regulars 
who have long since signified their inten- 
tions of early arrival in Brunswick: Web- 
ber, .Blanchard, Wight, Phillips, Fenning, 
Dalrymple, Babcock, Cobb, Crosby, Love- 
joy, Sutcliffe, Dow, Noyes, Little, Pierce, 
Bond, Fobes, Maguire, Philbrick, and 

Roland Cobb is keeping busy as a 
member of the board of directors of the 
Portland Bowdoin Club and the Portland 
Club, and as a member of the Portland 
Country Club. He is also president and 
treasurer of Wyonegonic Camp for Girls 
and a member of the board of the Wino- 
na Camp for Boys. When he wrote in Oc- 
tober, he and Helen were planning to take 
a vacation in Hawaii come December. 

The Sept. 17, 1966, issue of the Portland 
Press Herald carried a photograph of Dr. 
Ike Webber atop an earth mover and 
complete with hard hat— "the better to 
keep an eye on progress of the Maine 
Medical Center's multimillion dollar Cen- 
tennial Wing," the newspaper explained. 

President Coles invited Fred Willey to 



represent the College at the inauguration 
of Samuel Greene as headmaster of Shady 
Side Academy on Oct. 15. 


Lloyd O. Coulter 
Nottingham Square Road 
Epping, N. H. 03042 

Henry Haskell wrote in October: "Will 
be at 64 Caliboque Cay, Hilton Head, 
S.C., from 10 Nov. to spring. Southern 
traveling contemporaries are welcome to 
visit en route." 

President Coles invited Paul Young to 
represent Bowdoin at the inauguration of 
Grover E. Murray as president of Texas 
Technological College on Nov. 8. 


Donald S. Higgins 
78 Royal Road 
Bangor 04401 

Last October Roy Foulke was elected 
president of the Board of Trustees of the 
American Institute for Economic Re- 
search. During the same month he repre- 
sented Bowdoin at the inauguration of 
the Rev. John S. Bonnell as president of 
New York Theological Seminary. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Hal Sawyer, whose wife, Cor- 
nelia, died on Sept. 3. 


Louis B. Dennett 
Chebeague Island 04017 

In October Joe Taylor received the 
Sons of the Revolution Modern Patriot 
Award. He was cited for his accomplish- 
ments as an educator, a minister, and a 
lecturer and author. Joe is the founder 
and headmaster of The Taylor School and 
honorary canon of Christ Church Cathe- 
dral. He was also made a trustee of the 
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial 

Emerson Zeitler has been re-elected to a 
three-year term on the board of the 
Brunswick Chapter of the American Red 
Cross. At the same time he was re-elected 
chairman of the board. 


Hugh Nixon 

12 Damon Avenue 

Melrose, Mass. 02176 

The following members of the class 
were at the College for Alumni Day on 
Oct. 15: Benton. Cook, Gibson, Ingra- 
ham, Nixon, Ogden, Ormerod, and Schon- 
land. Bob presided at a meeting of the 
1971 reunion committee and Ralph at a 
brief class meeting. 

It was agreed to use the name, "John 
G. Young Memorial Fund," instead of 
"John G. Young Achievement Award" in 
connection with the fund, already sub- 
stantial, in honor of our deceased class 
president. The fund will be presented to 
the College in 1971 along with the usual 
50th reunion gift from the class. 

The class secretary asks that members 
send him news about themselves and 
their families so that we may all enjoy 


hearing about classmates. 

Al Blodgett reports from Chicago after 
having spent three pleasant months with 
his brother, Phil, in Everett, Wash. Al is 
now retired and "living in my big old 
house by myself." He has "many hobbies 
and this summer added a couple of new 
ones." Keep going, Al! 

Don Clifford and his wife had a nice 
trip in October. They visited Morocco, 
Portugal, and Spain. We missed them at 
Alumni Day and recalled Don's football 
achievements of old. Maybe he could 
have turned back Williams! 

Cookie Cook is now a successful author 
with his splendid town history of 191 
pages entitled Pittsfield on the Sebasti- 
cook. It is a pleasure to read and has lots 
of interesting pictures. Sanger got the 
book out in time for the 100th anniver- 
sary of the Maine Central Institute, where 
he was on the faculty for many years be- 
fore making a new fine record in insur- 
ance and Maine politics as a representa- 
tive and senator. He will part with a copy 
of the book, no doubt, if you send him 
$5.25 to Box 272, Pittsfield, Maine. Well 
worth reading if you like towns and 
their goings-on. 

Mrs. Paul H. Eames writes: "I know 
that Paul was hightly thought of by his 
classmates. Please give his love to all of 
them." Paul passed away in Florida last 
October as they were planning a long trip 
which included the Far East. Sons Dick 
and Paul Jr. are Bowdoin men. 

Pop and Peg Hatch acquired their fifth 
grandchild with the birth of Stephen 
Dolliver Foster on July 4. "Steven will 
represent the fifth generation of Bowdoin 
Fosters," says Pop. 

In July Pop and Peg entertained mem- 
bers of their Dexter High School Class of 
1916 at its fiftieth reunion. Among those 
present were Eddie Ellms '20 and Jere 
Abbott '20. 

Harry and Lida Helson occupied their 
new home in Vermont for the first time 
last summer. Harry left on Sept. 1 for his 

faculty duties at Kansas State University. 
The Helson's summer address from now 
on will be P.O. Box 97, Weston, Vt. 05161. 

Russ McGown is the chaplain at Pied- 
mont College, Demorest, Ga., this year. 
Last May and June he and Ruth toured 
Europe. They plan to return to their re- 
tirement home in South Yarmouth this 

Gov Milliken advises that after previous 
abortive attempts he "finally retired" on 
Aug. 12. 

Bob Morse (in beautiful penmanship!) 
wrote a nice letter from Manchester, N.H., 
where his sisters, Marion and Rosamond, 
also live. He had a long career in the 
hotel business and reports that he "still 
reads incessantly." Remember Bob's liter- 
ary days at Bowdoin? 

Nick Nixon uses some of his retirement 
time working for the Children's Hospital, 
the Massachusetts Retired Teachers' As- 
sociation, and the Council of Churches. 

On Oct. 18 Ralph Ogden was married 
to Mrs. Lenora Woodard. They are spend- 
ing the winter months in Vero Beach, Fla. 

Frank and Vee Ormerod in September 
attended a convention of the Telephone 
Pioneer General Assembly in Milwaukee. 
Following the meeting they traveled to 
Boulder, Colo., to visit their daughter 
and her family. 

Crosby Redman says that in 1968 he 
will retire from a life-time career of 
teaching. This means that Cros will be 
able to attend 1921 get-togethers. 

Max Ryder writes to say that he has 

Alex Standish, our new class agent, had 
a surgery session in Boston last fall. He 
bore the operation and confinement philo- 
sophically, as we would all expect. 

Albert R. Thayer 
40 Longfellow Avenue 
Brunswick 04011 

Warren Barker took a two-month tour 
of Europe last fall. 


Stan Fish has finished his work at 
Loomis School and is teaching mathe- 
matics at the College of Basic Studies, a 
part of the University of Hartford. His 
address is 49 Cumberland St., Hartford, 
Conn. 06106. 

On Aug. 31 Waldo Flinn retired as 
consultant to the board of trustees of the 
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory of Quan- 
titative Biology at Cold Spring Harbor, 
N.Y. He had been there for eight months 
following his retirement from Rockefeller 
University on Oct. 1, 1965. At present he 
and his wife are staying with their young- 
est daughter, Judith (Mrs. A. Tapley Tay- 
lor Jr.), at 13751 Malena Dr., Justin, 
Calif. 92680. 

The Maine Mental Health and Correc- 
tions Dept. awarded in September a cer- 
tificate of meritorious service to Dr. 
Francis Sleeper. Although Francis has re- 
tired as superintendent of the Augusta 
State Hospital, he has been active as a 
consultant in public mental health plans. 
In presenting the award Commissioner 
Walter F. Ulmer said, "I know that I 
can express for all the people in Maine 
a heartfelt thanks to a man who cares 
and understands the plight of those per- 
sons who suffer from emotional prob- 

Jon Tibbetts and Mrs. Mildred C. Daley 
married on Oct. 22 in Middletown, Conn. 
Jon and his bride are living in Central 
Valley, Calif. 


Philip S. Wilder 
12 Sparwell Lane 
Brunswick 04011 

Ray Bates has replaced Frank MacDon- 
ald as 1923's class agent in the Alumni 
Fund, giving Frank a well earned rest to 
coincide with his travels to the British 
Isles and various corners and sections of 
the United States with Louise. We are 
grateful to Frank for all that he accom- 
plished during his tenure as agent. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Don Eames, whose brother. 
Paul '21, died on Oct. 7. 

Our Class Vice President "Fat" Hill has 
sold his house in Bedford, N.H., and 
moved to Bath, where he and Harriet are 
living at 71 South St. 

The class secretary was delighted to 
have a fine letter from Emmy Hunt, now 
of Prospect Hill, Westford, Mass. He says, 
among other things, "I was retired from 
the Naval Reserve in 1961 in the rank 
of captain, having served as assistant in- 
telligence officer with Admiral Kirk, com- 
mander of the Normandy invasion force, 
and as intelligence officer with Admiral 
Hall for the assault on Okinawa. Having 
decided to retire early when I was 10 
years old and someone asked me to help 
wipe the dishes, I retired from the New 
England Telephone and Telegraph Co. 
in 1962 in order to see something of the 
world. I have a house on a hill, with 1 1 
acres out here in the country, where I 
spend my summers, and in winter I wan- 
der about the world on foreign freight 
ships seeking escape from cold weather 

and 'progress.' Fifty-six countries so far, 
of which I best liked the wild jungle 
country on the Burmese border in the 
north part of Thailand and the more re- 
mote parts of Ceylon. 

"On Oct. 17 ["1966] I'm sailing on the 
Rotterdam to visit friends in Holland 
before sailing on a Dutch freighter for 
the Far East. . . ." 


F. Erwin Cousins 
7 Rosedale Street 
Portland 04103 

John Henry Johnson is recovering from 
a cerebral thrombosis suffered in early 
September. He and wife Berta have sold 
their West Falmouth home and are re- 
siding at 44 Smith St., South Portland. 
Both have retired as planned but have 
temporarily given up moving to Florida. 
Until Jack mends further, they may move 
to Rhode Island to be nearer son Major 
Bruce Johnson, USA, and his family. 

Prof. Clarence Rouillard of the Ro- 
mance languages department at Toronto 
University and his wife, Harriet, sailed 
on Sept. 30 for France and a year or so 
of research in the field of French litera- 
ture. En route Clarence visited friends in 
Brunswick, including Class President Mai 
Morrell, and turned over to Red Cousins 
the class seal and bankbooks. The latter 
show a modest three-figure balance. Some 
classmates questioned the wisdom of turn- 
ing over any balance to a man not es- 
pecially noted for any. 


William H. Gulliver Jr. 
30 Federal Street 
Boston, Mass. 02110 

George Craighead retired on Nov. 1 
after a 40-year career with the Alumi- 
num Company of America. George had 
been manager of the Buffalo office since 


Albert Abrahamson 
P.O. Box 128 
Brunswick 04011 

Henry Jensen was honored in Septem- 
ber for having completed 40 years of 
service with the W. T. Grant Co. For the 
past 12 he has been manager of a Grant 
store in Buffalo, N.Y. 


George O. Cutter 
618 Overhill Road 
Birmingham, Mich. 


Hodding Carter was the author of "I 
Love My Town" in the October 1966 is- 
sue of The Rotarian. 

About 125 persons attended an affair 
in September at Osterville, Mass., at 
which Briah Connor and two others who 
had retired from the Barnstable school 
system were honored. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ken Cushman left their 
home in Falmouth Foreside in November 
to spend the winter at Siesta Key, Sara- 
sota, Fla. 

Justice Don Webber and his wife were 

among the six Maine delegates to the 
New England Regional Meeting of the 
United Church of Christ in West Hart- 
ford, Conn., in October. 

Hannaford Bros. Co. President Walter 
Whittier announced in September that 
his firm had acquired the 31 Sampson 
supermarkets in Maine, New Hampshire, 
and Massachusetts. Walter is serving as 
president of the new corporation, Samp- 
son Supermarkets Inc., which will oper- 
ate the stores separately from the Hanna- 
ford organization. 


William D. Alexander 
Middlesex School 
Concord, Mass. 01742 

Dr. John Angley has been awarded a 
service pin for 25 years of continuous 
service at Massachusetts General Hospital. 


H. LeBrec Micoleau 
General Motors Corporation 
1775 Broadway 
New York, N. Y. 10019 

Frank Brown had hoped to get back 
to the campus for Alumni Day so that he 
could be present at the reception for 
Prof. Manton Copeland, but the press of 
other responsibilities prevented him. 
Frank is still the Morrison professor of 
biology at Northwestern University. 

Brad Hutchins has been elected presi- 
dent of the Good Will Home Association, 
which operates the Hinckley (Maine) 


H. Philip Chapman Jr. 
175 Pleasantview Avenue 
Longmeadow, Mass. 01106 

Northeastern University President Asa 
Knowles has received a certificate of ap- 
preciation for "untiringly and most ef- 
fectively" fostering support for the ROTC 
program. Northeastern has one of the 
largest voluntary units in the country. 

Dave Oakes has moved to Tenants Har- 
bor, Maine 04860. In October he wrote: 
"Although my business still pivots in 
Boston, this will be our third winter as 
permanent residents of Maine. Smartest 
thing we ever did. And only 60 miles 
from Bowdoin too!" 


Rev. Albert E. Jenkins 
1301 Eastridge Drive 
Whittier, Calif. 90602 

John Donworth has been an adjunct 
lecturer in history at John F. Kennedy 
Institute, Fort Kent, since September. 


Harland E. Blanchard 
195 Washington Street 
Brewer 04412 

Dick Sanger's daughter, Lorraine, a 
1965 magna cum laude graduate of the 
University of Delaware, where she ma- 
jored in psychology, has joined Du Pont 
as a research associate in the advertising 

Classmates and friends extend their 


sympathy to Marion Short, whose wife, 
Julia, died in a plane crash on Oct. 28. 
Dr. Lincoln Smith, a member of the 
faculty of New York University, was visit- 
ing professor of political science at the 
University of New Brunswick, Frederic- 
ton, N.B., Canada, for the 1966 summer 
session. Under the auspices of the sum- 
mer session activities committee, he gave 
a public lecture on Aug. 1 on the sub- 
ject, "Segregation Issues in the Southern 


Richard M. Boyd 
16 East Elm Street 
Yarmouth 04096 

Dr. Roswell Bates has been named to 
the Medical School and Services Study 
Committee established by the Maine Leg- 
islative Research Committee. 

Bill Copeland wrote in October: "I am 
now spending my spare time worrying 
about my son, Varnum, who is a pilot in 
Vietnam. May this 'war' end soon." 

President Coles invited Arthur Moyer 
to represent Bowdoin at the inauguration 
of Harry E. Groves as president of Cen- 
tral State University on Oct. 20. 

Francis Russell wrote in October: "I 
married Sharon Soong in St. Stephen's 
Church, Boston, on March 5. This sum- 
mer my wife and I visited Moscow and 
Leningrad on a Russian journey. I am 
still being sued for a million dollars by 
the Hardings and have just completed a 
book on Diirer for the Time-Life Art 


Very Rev. Gordon E. Giixett 
3601 North North Street 
Peoria, 111. 61604 

Bill Clark has moved from New York 
City to 20 Main St., Thomaston, Maine. 
He is selling antiques. 

John Sinclair, chairman of the depart- 
ment of management at Bentley College 
of Accounting in Boston, spoke on "Data 
Processing and New Math" at the first 
fall meeting of the Massachusetts North 
Central Chapter of the National Associa- 
tion of Accountants. 


Paul E. Sullivan 
2920 Paseo Del Mar 
Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. 


John Hayward is serving as dean of 
men at Bucknell University this year. He 
is also dean of student affairs there. 

Burt Whitman has been re-elected vice 
president of the Savings Banks Associa- 
tion of Maine. 


Hubert S. Shaw 
Admission Office 
Bowdoin College 
Brunswick 04011 

Dr. Harold Brown has been appointed 
to the staff of the Milford (Mass.) Hos- 
pital. He is an anesthesiologist. 

Bill Drake has given a 43-foot schooner, 
the Half-Moon, to the University of 
Maine for research and teaching purposes 

at the Ira C. Darling Center for Research 
at South Bristol. It will be used for 
oceanographic research in the Gulf of 
Maine and for training graduate students 
in oceanographic techniques. 

Dr. Alonzo Garcelon has been named 
to the Medical School and Services Study 
Committee established by the Maine Leg- 
islative Research Committee. 

John Roberts was elected chairman of 
the Sanford-Springvale Chapter of the 
American Red Cross in October. 

President Coles invited Wink Walker 
to represent Bowdoin at the installation 
of John W. Ryan as chancellor of the 
University of Massachusetts on Dec. 10. 


William S. Burton 

1144 Union Commerce Building 

Cleveland, Ohio 44114 

Mr. and Mrs. Crowell Hall have an- 
nounced the engagement of their daugh- 
ter, Carol Lynn, to David H. Smith, a 
junior at the University of Maine. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Richard Mathewson, whose 
wife, Thelma, died on Oct. 19. 

Dave Rideout wrote in October: "I am 
living in Los Altos, Calif., and after 29 
years with Burnham & Morrill Co. am 
no longer working for them. I am now 
working in the consumer products divi- 
sion of Anheuser Bush. See Bob Fox now 
and then. Dave Jr. is a sophomore at 
Colorado State, and Peter is a senior at 
Alwelt High. We all like living in 
California." Dave's address is 1490 Tru- 
man Ave. 


Andrew H. Cox 
50 Federal Street 
Boston, Mass. 02110 

Warren Arnold has retired, left New 
York City, and is living at Cape Haze, 
Placida, Fla. 33946. 

Francis Bilodeau, who had been direc- 
tor of the Norton Art Gallery, Shreve- 
port, La., is now the director of the 
Gibbes Art Gallery in Charleston, S.C. 

Leon Buck won the Maine State Golf 
Association senior championship in Sep- 

George Davidson was honored by the 
New Hampshire Personnel and Guidance 
Association at its annual fall meeting in 
October. George was the recipient of the 
first annual award to the member of the 
association who has made outstanding 
contributions to education in New Hamp- 
shire and to the counseling movement 
within the state. He was cited as a "man 



who is well known in our state and be- 
yond its boundaries for his integrity, his 
kindness, his sense of humor, and his de- 
votion to the good life; as a man who 
has had a great influence upon the lives 
of many people, young and old; as a man 
who has given impetus to the growth of 
guidance in New Hampshire by serving 
so capably and untiringly as the associa- 
tion president for two years, 1962-1964." 

Bill Hawkins is in the furniture manu- 
facturing business and is living on Water 
Street in Orleans, Vt. 

Howard Miller's son, Karl, received an 
E.E. degree from Cornell in 1965 and a 
master's in electrical engineering from 
R.P.I, in 1966. Karl is working for Gen- 
eral Electric in Schenectady, N.Y. How- 
ard's son, Steven, studied for a year in 
England on an English Speaking Union 
Fellowship and is now a freshman at 
Yale. "Though we lost these two," he 
wrote in October, "I'll continue to recom- 
mend Bowdoin to promising young men." 

Fred Newman has been elected president 
of the Guilford (Maine) Trust Co. He 
had been executive vice president. 

Curtis Symonds wrote an article titled 
"Effective Conversion to Direct Cost Sys- 
tem" for the September 1966 issue of 
Financial Executive, a monthly magazine 
published in New York. 

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Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Dr. Charles Skillin, whose 
brother, Dr. Frederick W. Skillin, died on 
Sept. 28. 


Neal W. Allen Jr. 
186 Park Street 
Newton, Mass. 02158 

Frank Mason was cited in the feature, 
"Who's Who in New England Real Es- 
tate" in the Sept. 23 issue of the New 
England Real Estate Journal. Frank has 
been with Meredith & Grew of Boston 
since 1951. He began his career there 
as a broker and today he is a vice presi- 
dent. He is also secretary-treasurer of the 
New England Chapter of the Society of 
Industrial Realtors. 

Kirby Thwing is a member of the guid- 
ance department staff at Longmeadow 
(Mass.) High School. 

Dr. Ross Wilson, Bowdoin's only reg- 
ular commuter from California, was on 
the campus for Alumni Day in October. 
Manton Copeland's "coronation" was 
simply "too auspicious an occasion to be 
missed," he said. 


Henry A. Shorey 
Bridgton 04009 

Joel Beckwith is teaching English at 
Arlington (Mass.) High School. 

Len Cronkhite is now a general. He 
received his star in October. Len com- 
mands the 187th Separate Infantry Bri- 


gade, New England's largest reserve unit 
with a total strength of 4,400 men. Len's 
part-time soldiering has nothing to do 
with his job as director of Children's 
Hospital Medical Center in Boston, and 
he is one of very few men in the medical 
profession ever to head a major combat 

The Ward Hanscom family has as its 
guest this year Lennart Eklundh of Swe- 
den who is spending the school year in 
Sanford, Maine, and attending Sanford 
High School. Lennart has come to the 
United States under the International 
Student Placement Service. 

President Coles invited Dave Lovejoy 
to represent the College at the inaugura- 
tion of Charles W. Banta as president of 
Milton (Wise.) College on Oct. 21. 

Col. Marcus Parsons has been assigned 
to the Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff 
and has moved to 3700 Nellie Custis Dr., 
Arlington, Va. 22207. 

Rodney Ross has been named to the 
Medical School and Services Study Com- 
mittee established by the Maine Legisla- 
tive Research Committee in September. 
In October he was elected president of 
the Pine Tree Society for Crippled Chil- 
dren and Adults. He was re-elected to 
the Maine House of Representatives in 

scholarship committee of the Brunswick 
Area Student Aid Fund. 


John L. Baxter Jr. 

603 Atwater Street 

Lake Oswego, Ore. 97034 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Akeley have an- 
nounced the engagement of their daugh- 
ter, Nan Helene, to W. Kent Higgins of 

Arthur Benoit has been nominated by 
Bowdoin for Sports Illustrated' s Silver 
Anniversary All-America Awards. The 
awards are given to those who combined 
outstanding achievement in football dur- 
ing their college days with outstanding 
achievement in some area of endeavor 
since graduating. Art, as you remember, 
was a great end at Bowdoin and com- 
peted in skiing and swimming as well. He 
is now president of the family retail 
clothing chain and has been prominent 
among those helping to advance Maine's 
economic development. He is also state 
chairman of the Association for Retarded 

The Dan Drummonds spent three 
weeks touring Spain last fall. 

The George S. Gentle Co., an all-lines 
insurance agency in Houlton which has 
been operated by Joseph McKay since 
1946, has merged with the John C. Paige 
Agency in Portland and has become a 
division of the Paige firm. Joe will con- 
tinue to administer agency activities as a 
resident partner. 

Richard Morrow wrote in September: 
"Moved from Lynnfield, Mass., on Sept. 2 
to Sunapee, N.H., where we have had our 
summer cottage for five years. Plan to 
open dental practice in Newport, N.H., 
sometime in October." Dick's new address 
is Jobs Creek Rd., Sunapee, N.H. 03782. 

Mario Tonon has been named to the 

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OHN F. Jaques 
312 Pine Street 
outh Portland 04106 

Rocky Ingalls has been elected to the 
Board of Directors of the Bronx Savings 

Bill Martin wins this month's honors as 
bravest in the class. He is cubmaster of 
Bethesda, Md., Cub Scout Pack 240. It 
consists of 38 boys aged eight to ten years. 

CWO Stanley Ochmanski is a transpor- 
tation safety officer at Scott AFB, 111., and 
is living at 308B Hesse Ave., Apt. 941, 
Scott AFB, 111. 

Joe Sewall was elected to the Maine 
Senate in November. 

Laurence Stone has been appointed 
general counsel of the Federal Reserve 
Bank of Boston. 

Harry Twomey is director of industrial 
relations for SKF Industries Inc. in Phila- 
delphia. He lives at 1635 Sweetbriar Rd., 
Gladwyne, Pa. 

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Walker's daughter, 
Nancy, is a freshman at Bucknell. 

John Wentworth, who is eastern region- 
al general manager of Associated Spring 
Corp., has moved to 359 Westmont, West 
Hartford, Conn. 06117. 


Ross Williams 
23 Alta Place 
Yonkers, N. Y. 


A novel entitled The Man Who Knew 
Kennedy by Vance Bourjaily will be pub- 
lished by Dial this month. 

Joseph Brown has moved from Menlo 
Park, Calif., to Groom Creek Route, Pres- 
cott, Ariz. 86301. He is a professor of 
religious studies at Prescott College. 

Dr. Harold Osher has been elected 
president of the Maine Heart Association. 

Classmates and friends will be sorry to 
learn that Dick Rhodes' mother, the wid- 
ow of James E. Rhodes II '97, died in 
August 1965. 

Dick is teaching physics at Florida 
Presbyterian College this year, taking the 
place of a regular instructor who is on 
leave. He was recently promoted to the 
rank of commander in the Naval Reserve. 

Don Sears is teaching English at Ah- 
madu Bello University in Kano, Nigeria. 
His wife is with him as a member of the 
university's staff studying the legal aspects 
of natural resources in Nigeria under a 
grant from the Conservation Foundation. 
Don continues to hold his positions as 
executive director of the College English 
Association and national director of the 
Book-of-the-Month Club writing fellow- 
ship program. 


Thomas R. Huleatt, M.D. 

54 Belcrest Road 

West Hartford. Conn. 06107 

Jesse Corum wrote recently to say that 
he had resigned as pastor of Germonds 
Presbyterian Church in New York City 
to become a teacher in the Manchester, 
Vt., public school system. "This change 
of vocation is a very challenging and ex- 
citing prospect for me," he wrote. "Our 
family is eagerly awaiting our return to 
New England after an 18-year absence." 

Dr. John Curtis is the clinical director 
of the Montana Heart Diagnostic Center 
in Great Falls. He still has another full- 
time job as pediatrician at the Great Falls 

Sam Robinson's wife, Peggy, wrote from 
their home in Plainfield, N.J., recently: 
"Sam is a lieutenant colonel and com- 
mander of the 140th Weather Flight (Mo- 
bile) in the Pennsylvania Air National 
Guard and a member of the board of di- 
rectors of our hometown Y.M.C.A. Curtis 
Skolheld Robinson, our son, is a sopho- 
more at Plainfield High School and a 
member of the varsity swimming team." 
She went on to say that "Curt hopes 
someday soon he will be fortunate enough 
to 'make' Bowdoin and swim in the Cur- 
tis Pool." She enclosed a clipping of a 
news story about Curt and his activities 
as vice president of the Y.M.C.A. Leader 
Corps, and added a postscript to her let- 
ter stating that Sam is a scientist with 
Warner Lambert Research Institute in 
Morris Plains, N.J., and that she keeps 
busy by serving on the boards of the Red 
Cross, Hospital Auxiliary, Woman's Club, 
and High School P.T.A. 

Herbert Sawyer, who is a U.S. com- 
missioner, was one of the leaders for the 
Oct. 28-29 conference for judges and law- 
yers which was sponsored by the Com- 
mittee on Lay Life and Work of the 
Cumberland Association of the United 
Church of Christ. 

Bob Whitman, who has been in the 
Harvard Comptroller's Office since 1960 
and assistant comptroller since 1962, has 
become assistant director of personnel for 
the university. He is supervising the sec- 
tion which administers pension plans, 
group insurances, and medical and dis- 
ability plans for faculty and employees, 
who now number over 10,000. 


Morris A. Densmore 

933 Princeton Boulevard, S.E. 

Grand Rapids, Mich. 49506 

Wallace Campbell was chairman of the 
James J. Conley for Cumberland County 
Commissioner Committee last fall. 

Malcolm Berman was re-elected to the 
Maine House of Representatives in No- 

Dr. Sam Gross wrote in November: 
"Just returned from a trip around the 
world with my wife and son. Had lecture 
dates in Teheran, Bangkok, Sydney, and 
Melbourne. It was a thrilling experi- 

Loring Hart has been elected a director 
of the New England College English As- 
sociation. Loring is professor of English, 
chairman of the department of English, 
and assistant dean for faculty develop- 
ment at Norwich University. 

Eric Hirshler, who is an associate pro- 
fessor of modern languages at Denison 


University, is on part-time leave this year. 
He has been appointed Kress Foundation 
lecturer in medieval art and is teaching 
at seven central Ohio colleges which are 
participating in the program. 

Archie Maxwell, executive vice presi- 
dent of the First National Bank of Bidde- 
ford, has been elected president of the 
Maine State Chamber of Commerce. 

Allen Morgan continues to remain busy 
speaking before groups interested in 
learning about conservation. In Septem- 
ber he was the featured speaker of a 
program sponsored by the Conservation 
Committee of the Harvard (Mass.) Gar- 
den Club. 

Dick Norton has been promoted to 
vice president of administration at C. F. 
Hathaway Co., Waterville. Dick, who has 
been vice president of the company since 
1963, has taken on new duties and re- 
sponsibilities by assisting the president in 
general administrative matters and in the 
coordination of all departments in carry- 
ing out the operational plans for the en- 
tire company-including Hathaway, Hath- 
away International, and Peerless Robes 
and Sportswear. 

Rob Porteous was general chairman of 
the 1966 Greater Portland United Fund 

Herrick Randall has been elected chair- 
man of the board of the Maine State 
Chamber of Commerce. 


Kenneth M. Schubert 
96 Maxwell Avenue 
Geneva, N. Y. 14456 

Archie Dolloff has formed a law part- 
nership with three other attorneys in 
Brunswick. The firm is known as Spin- 
ney, Dolloff, Ranger and McTeague and 
has its offices in the Canal National Bank 

Hunter Frost is teaching at Fountain 
Valley School in Colorado Springs, Colo. 

Dr. Clement Hiebert of Portland has 
been inducted into the American College 
of Surgeons. 

Ray and Elizabeth Paynter became the 
parents of their first son, Raymond An- 
drew III, on Oct. 10. 

Ted Zetterberg received a second ap- 
pointment to M.I.T. during the spring of 
1965. He continues to teach a course at 


C. Cabot Easton 
13 Shawmut Avenue 
Sanford 04073 

Dabney Caldwell was co-chairman of 
the annual meeting of the New England 
Intercollegiate Geological Conference. 
The group pitched its tents in the Mount 
Katahdin area in early October. 

Norbert Carey has been named man- 
ager of the tax department of Howard 
Johnson Co. Norb joined Howard John- 
son's in 1964 after having been audit 
manager with Price Waterhouse & Co. 
He, Rosemary, and their three children 
live at 38 Pine Hill Rd., Lynnfield, Mass. 

Herbert Moore wrote in October: 

CAREY '48 

"Holland Hall School, of which I am 
headmaster, inherited in October $2 mil- 
lion from J. A. Chapman. We can now 
become one of the best day schools in 
the country. I have an added incentive: 
four of my six children are enrolled at 
the school." 

Bill Small has been selected as an in- 
structor-coordinator by the University of 
Maine's Bureau of Public Administration. 
Bill is office manager of the Haines Man- 
ufacturing Co. Inc. in Presque Isle. 

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Turner 04282 

Charles Cole has been elected president 
of the Independent Insurance Agents As- 
sociation of Maine. He is in the insur- 
ance business in Kennebunk. 

While in Vietnam writing a story for 
The Guild Reporter, Dick Davis, who is 
the American Newspaper Guild's inter- 
national affairs director, met Nguyen- 
Ngoc Linh '52, director of the semiofficial 
Vietnam Press. These two old Orient 
editors had a good chat, according to 

Russ Douglas is heading a special 
committee which is studying the prob- 
lem of what to do with the Riverview 
Home, a home for the elderly in Bruns- 

In November Mr. and Mrs. Fred Foley 
returned to their home in Falmouth 
from a trip to Czechoslovakia, Hungary, 
Austria, and Spain. 

President Coles invited Barker Hough- 
ton to represent Bowdoin at the inaugu- 
ration of Sidney W. Martin as president 
of Valdosta State College on Nov. 15. 

Jim Keefe has completed five years in 
the printing supply business. A new di- 
vision, which will handle book matches 
and specialty advertising, has been added 
to his business. 

Tom Leone was the campaign coor- 
dinator for Buffalo (N.Y.) Mayor Frank 
A. Sedita's campaign for election as New 
York State Attorney General last fall. 

Dr. John Monahan left on Oct. 9 for 
a seven-week trip through Europe and 
the Far East. John attended medical con- 
ferences and discussed research projects 
with Cyanamid medical directors in sev- 
eral countries. John is associated with 
Cyanamid in the fields of research and 

George Morgan has been promoted to 
accountant in the general accounting de- 
partment of Massachusetts Mutual Life 
Insurance Co. He has been with the 
company since 1950. 

Will Richan is an associate professor of 
social work at the School of Applied So- 
cial Science at Western Reserve Univer- 
sity in Cleveland. He teaches courses in 
community organization. He has done 
some writing in addition to his doctoral 
dissertation, which was entitled "The In- 
fluence of Professionalization, Work En- 
vironment, and Other Factors on Social 
Workers' Orientation Toward Clients." 
He is married to the former Anne Bern- 
stein and has four children, two girls and 
two boys. Will and his family toured the 
campus in August. The Richans live at 
14102 Beckett Rd., Cleveland Heights, 
Ohio 44120. 



President Coles invited Dick Wiley to 
represent the College at the dedication 
of Higgins Hall at Boston College on 
Nov. 12. 



Richard A. Morrf.ll 
2 Breckan Road 
Brunswick 04011 

Norton International Inc., the foreign 
operations division of Norton Co., 
Worcester, Mass., has appointed Gale 
Bennett to the new post of manager of 
market planning. Gale has been with 
Norton since 1953 and for two years be- 
fore his promotion he was manager of 
chemicals and coatings. 

Herb Bennett has been appointed a 
member of the Labor Relations Section, 
First Circuit, Regional Committee of the 
American Bar Association. The first cir- 
cuit includes Maine, New Hampshire, 
Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Puerto 

While Challen Irvine is serving a tour 
with the Air Force in Vietnam, his wife 
and family are living at Apt. B. 503 
North Harris St., Mesa, Ariz. 85201. 

A fourth child and third son, Michael 
Hayden Mullane, was born to Mr. and 
Mrs. John Mullane on Aug. 16. John 
wrote in October, "We have merged the 
law partnership of Mullane & Wally 
with John N. Pope Jr., a Princeton grad- 
uate, to form the firm of Mullane, Pope 
& Wally with offices in San Francisco and 
San Jose, Calif." 

George Rowe is teaching science in 
grades five through eight at Webster 
Elementary School in Sabattus. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Joe Swanton, whose father, 
Carl B. Swanton, died on Oct. 21. 

Dr. Carlton Swett was one of three 
Maine surgeons inducted into the Amer- 
ican College of Surgeons at San Francisco 
on Oct. 14. 

Freddy Weidner was warmly received 
during his concert in the Senior Center 
on Oct. 23. Freddy, whose voice seems to 
improve with age, sang more than 20 


Louis J. Siroy 
Apartment 1 
30 Eastside Drive 
Concord, N. H. 03301 

Dick Bamforth became the rector of 
St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Rockport, 
Mass., in September. 

Dr. Dick Coffin and Mary Louise Allen 
of Boston married in Cambridge, Mass., 
on Nov. 12. 

David Conrod is sales manager of the 
Seattle, Wash., and Portland, Ore., offices 
of the Service Bureau Corp., a subsidiary 
of I.B.M. 

Dr. James Fife of Brunswick has been 
inducted into the American College of 

Phil Glidden has been teaching science 
at Somers (N.Y.) High School since Sep- 

Jon Lund was elected to the Maine 
Senate in November. 

Roger Levesque '53, local representative of the Sears-Roebuck Foundation, recently presented a 
check for $1,100 to President Coles. Bowdoin was one of 600 private institutions to get a grant. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Joe McNealus, whose father, 
Joseph F. McNealus, died on Oct. 9. 

Jim Nelson has moved to 904 South 
Willow St., Effingham, 111. 62401. He is a 
plant engineer with the Norge Division 
of Borg-Warner. 

President Coles invited Dr. Bob Young 
to represent the College at the inaugura- 
tion of Elwin L. Skiles as president of 
Hardin-Simmons University on Nov. 7. 


Adrian L. Asherman 
21 Cherry Hill Drive 

Waterville 04901 

Dr. Phil Hawley has joined the staff 
of the University of Illinois School of 
Medicine in Chicago. 

Andy Lano wrote in November: "Still 
in the shoe business— mostly in the styl- 
ing and production end of it now. Still 
at home in West Falmouth with Arlene, 
Andy II, Melody Ann, and now Maureen 
Eleanora (8 months)." 

Nguyen-Ngoc Linh wrote a good letter 
which we received in September. Among 
other things he brought us up to date on 
his activities since graduation. He wrote: 
'Since graduation I have gone to graduate 
school at New York University, have 
worked as a trainee at The New York 
Times in New York City, got married to 
a Vietnamese Sweet Briar girl, had my 
first child in the States, went home in 
1955 and started a series of businesses 
including a publishing company, an ad- 
vertising company, a printing house, and 
two private schools. I was subsequently 
drafted at the late age of 31, graduated 
as top graduate from Officer Candidate 
School in a class of 2,500 cadets and 
served four years in the army. Afterward, 
I was named director of the National 
Broadcasting System (13 stations) and 
last year was named director general of 

the national news agency and govern- 
ment spokesman. As a hobby, I have 
started a school of journalism within 
Saigon University. This school will be 
operating next month and I have been 
named to serve as its first dean. I now 
have four children, two boys and two 

"I have run into quite a few Bowdoin 
men around here. One day I walked into 
a nightclub and there was Major Bill 
Fickett '54, same as ever. Only yesterday 
Richard Davis '49 walked into my office 
to talk about the old school 10,000 miles 
away. In my English school, there is an- 
other Bowdoin man whom my wife told 
me about and whom I have yet to meet. 
Maybe I should hold a Bowdoin reunion 
out here sometime." 

John Morrell, vice president of the 
State Street Bank and Trust Co., Boston, 
was one of the main speakers at the an- 
nual convention of the Savings Bank 
Association of Maine. The convention 
was held in September at the Chateau 
Frontenac in Quebec. 

Cam Niven has been named to the 
finance committee of the Brunswick Area 
Student Aid Fund. 


Albert C. K. Chun-Hoon, M.D. 
1418 Alewa Drive 
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Louis Audet, whose father, 
Ludovic T. Audet, died on Oct. 13. 

Walt Bartlett has been promoted to 
the position of public relations research 
supervisor with the American Telephone 
and Telegraph Co., 195 Broadway, New 
York City. He and Win and their four 
children live at 389 West Shore Drive, 
Wyckoff, N.J. 

Al Gullicksen is still selling maps and 
globes to schools in Massachusetts and 


New Hampshire for George F. Cram Co. 
He got back to the campus last May "and 
was quite favorably impressed with the 
new buildings." 

Ray Little has been named operations 
manager of the recently formed mid- 
western region of Cities Service Oil Co. 
Ray joined Cities Service in 1955 and 
since then has served in various operating 
and engineering supervisory posts in New 
York, New Jersey, Missouri, and Illinois. 

Dan Silver is chairman of the 1967 
March of Dimes campaign in Saugus, 

Al Smith has moved from Larchmont, 
N.Y., to 746 Divisadero St., San Francis- 
co, Calif. 94117. He lists his occupation (s) 
as "mailman/piano teacher/piano tuner/ 


Horace A. Hildreth Jr. 
Thornhurst Road 
Falmouth 04105 

John Adams has moved to 1427 Minter 
Lane, Abilene, Texas 79603. He is a ma- 
jor in the Air Force's Strategic Air Com- 

John Cosgrove wrote in November: "In 
July I was appointed assistant vice presi- 
dent of Tuition Plan Inc. and placed in 
charge of the western division office in 
Chicago. The adjustment to the Midwest 
was painless, as we found the country 
and people most warm and cordial. I 
thought we would catch Don Landry '53 
in Glen Ellyn, but he hopped to Colum- 
bia. Sorry about that, 'Ginch.' Danny is 
now in school, but Pat still has the three 
girls at home." The Cosgroves live at 
35049 Arboretum Rd., Glen Ellyn, 111. 

Ted de Winter, who is a senior en- 
gineer with Avco Corp., Everett, Mass., 
has been named an adjunct assistant pro- 
fessor of engineering at Boston Univer- 
sity. He spoke at a meeting of Bowdoin 
physics majors on Nov. 1. 

Major John Folta is a helicopter flight 
instructor at Fort Walters, Texas. 

The class secretary received a good let- 
ter from Bob Goddard, who wrote: 
"Moved to rural Middleton, Mass., three 
years ago for a little peace and quiet. 
So far, only Cilia, the kids, my Keeshond 
dog and two rabbits have found it. Been 
appointed to the planning board, elected 
a director and vice president of Middle- 
ton Community Services Inc.— the town's 
health and welfare organization, and 
Middleton's representative to the Metro- 
politan Area Planning Council (Boston 
& environs). Still editing Liberty Mutual's 
Life with Liberty magazine. Also Liberty 



Lines, an international publication mailed 
to 600,000 policyholders in the U.S. and 
Canada. Last year these and other career 
insanities were duly reported in the 
World Who's Who in Industry and Com- 

Class Secretary Horace Hildreth has 
been appointed Cumberland County chair- 
man for the State 4-H Club Foundation. 
As chairman he is directing and coor- 
dinating all fund raising activities for the 
foundation in Cumberland County. He 
has also been elected a director of the 
Maine State Chamber of Commerce and 
a member of the Maine Senate. 

Dr. Gordon Larcom, who is a lieuten- 
ant commander in the Navy, has been as- 
signed to Camp Pendleton, Calif. His 
address is 1711 B \-IcCawley St. 

John Nungesser, D.M.D., has an- 
nounced the opening of his office at the 
Far Hills Country Mall in Far Hills, N.J. 

Charles Skinner has been promoted to 
training associate by the Monarch Life 
Insurance Co., Springfield, Mass. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Ward Stoneman, whose 
brother, Wallace '55, died on Sept. 24. 

Bob Thurston has been appointed di- 
rector of public relations of The Quaker 
Oats Co., Chicago. Bob is responsible for 
corporate communications, press relations, 
product publicity, public affairs, home 
economics, and the consumer correspon- 
dence program as well as the company's 
specialized public speaker program, "Mr. 
Quaker," and Quaker's consumer con- 
sultant service. 

Pete Webber has been promoted to 
major. He is in command of the Fifth 
Field Hospital which is stationed in 
Bangkok, Thailand. His address is Fifth 
Field Hospital (100) , APO San Francisco, 
Calif. 96346. 


Lloyd O. Bishop 
Wilmington College 
Wilmington, N. C. 

Capt. Frank Cameron is stationed in 

Vietnam. His address is Hq, U.S. Army 
Vietnam, APO San Francisco, Calif. 96307. 

Jim and Marianne Eckl Cook have an- 
nounced that they were married on Aug. 
30. Marianne is from Frankfurt, Germany. 
Jim wrote on the back of the announce- 
ment card: "Billy and Timmy Jr., my 
sons who live with me, are delighted with 
the arrival of my beautiful practical Ger- 
man bride." 

Ronald English has been named senior 
financial analyst for the financial plan- 
ning and controls department of Norton 
Co., Worcester, Mass. 

Tom LaCourse's wife wrote recently to 
say that Tom is serving with the Air 
Force in Turkey on a 15-month tour. 

Good things come all at once depart- 
ment: Within the span of only a few 
days, Don Philbin was promoted to the 
rank of major in the Army and then 
awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his 
work in Vietnam as a logistics adviser to 
the Ninth Vietnamese Infantry Division 
in the Vinh Binh sector of the Mekong 
Delta. Both ceremonies took place at 
Sandia Base, N.M., headquarters of Joint 
Task Force Two. Don received his gold 
leaves from Rear Adm. Eugene G. Fair- 
fax, and his Bronze Star from Major Gen. 
Winton R. Close. 

John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance 
Co. has promoted Wayne Pratt to com- 
mission manager in the group adminis- 
tration department. 

Chester Towne became the principal of 
the Bedford Hills, N.Y., elementary school 
on Nov. 1. He had been an elementary 
school principal in Scituate, Mass. 

Hobart and Nancy Tracy report the 
birth of a son, Charles Alexander, on 
March 4, 1966. 

Carl Tschantre is living at 4507 Pros- 
pect Circle, Baltimore, Md. 21216. 

Bob Walsh has been promoted to the 
rank of associate professor of law at the 
University of Connecticut. He and Bar- 
bara have two children, Robert E. Jr. 
(2yi) and Martha, born on Sept. 8, 1966. 

Ken Winter and Dolores Hashem of 


Poughkeepsie, N.Y.. married on June 4. 
Ken teaches philosophy at Pace College, 
New York City, and is enrolled in a doc- 
toral program at Columbia. Dolores 
teaches art and kindergarten. They are 
living in North Salem, the only township 
in Westchester County where there are 
still more horses than people. Their ad- 
dress is Box 632. 



345 Brookline Street 
Needham, Mass. 02192 

Roswell Bond has been assistant secre- 
tary to Safeco Life of the Safeco Insur- 
ance Group since August. 

Lew Booth was elected a corporator of 
the Patten Free Library, Bath, in October. 

Capt. Briah Connor has returned from 
the Far East and is living at 255 Beech 
St., Laurel Bay, S.C. 29902. He is assigned 
to the recruit depot at Parris Island. 

Otho Eskin recently completed Serbo- 
Croatian language training and has been 
assigned to the American Embassy in 
Belgrade, Yugoslavia. He expects to be 
there for at least two years. 

John Gardner is a sales promotion 
manager for U.S. Borax Chemical Corp. 
His address is 2810 Birch Place, Fullerton, 
Calif. 92631. 

Ronell Harris has moved from North 
Branford, Conn., to 57 Wildrose Ave., 
South Portland 04106. He is associated 
with the Harris Oil Co. in Portland. 

Dave Hurley reported on Oct. 18 that 
he had just become the father of a sec- 
ond son, Matthew Lee, and that he was 
about to purchase their first home, down 
in Hingham. 

Ray Kierstead's address is 14 Avenue 
des Gobelins, Paris 5, France. 

Bob Mathews has recently been elected 
to the board of trustees of the New Eng- 
land Conservatory of Music for a four 
year period. The conservatory is the old- 
est private music school of its kind in 
the country. Bob is active in musical 
circles in the Boston area. He is president 
of the Staff and Key Society, which reg- 
ularly performs the works of Gilbert and 
Sullivan, and he has appeared recently 
in starring roles in How to Succeed in 
Business Without Really Trying and The 
Fantasticks. Bob is currently tenor solo- 
ist at the First Congregational Church of 
Winchester, Mass. 

Carroll Pennell and Nancy W. Sutliff 
of Memphis married on Sept. 3. They 
are living at 226 Henry St., Brooklyn 
Heights, N.Y. 

Don Richter became pastor of the 

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Seekonk (Mass.) Congregational Church 
on Oct. 1. His address is 29 Belview Ave., 
Seekonk, Mass. 02771. 

Capt. Dave Tamminen is an ROTC in- 
structor at Ohio State University. 

Ron Todd has been awarded the sil- 
ver wings of an American Airlines flight 
officer after completing training at Amer- 
ican's flight school in Chicago. Ron was 
in the Navy, as an officer, from 1957-66. 


John C. Finn 
6 Palmer Road 
Beverly. Mass. 01915 

John Collier has been promoted to the 
rank of major in the Army. He is sta- 
tioned at Fort Bragg, N.C. 

Kent Hobby's new address is 50 Ambar 
Place, Bernardsville, N.J. 07924. 

Chris Jacobson has been promoted to 
major. He is assigned to the G-4 Section, 
Headquarters, 32nd Army Air Defense 

In November we received a long and 
very good letter from Capt. Steve Land, 
who is living with his bride at 3046 Mar- 
tin St., Orlando, Fla. 32806, while serving 
on assignment with the 306th Bombard- 
ment Wing (SAC) at McCoy AFB. He and 
his wife (he forgot to mention her 
name!) were at Bowdoin last summer. 
They tried to find Ed Born but he was 
hiding as usual. They hope to get back 
for reunion. 

A son, William Edward, was born to 
Major and Mrs. Ed Langbein on Sept. 17. 
Nancy is living at 55 Boody St., Bruns- 
wick, while Ed is in Vietnam. His promo- 
tion to major came shortly after their 
son was born. 

Bruce McDonald has moved from Bed- 
ford, Mass., to 11014 Jordan Rd., RR 1, 
Carmel, Ind. 46032. 

John McGlennon wrote in November: 
"I was elected to the Massachusetts House 
of Representatives on Nov. 8. Practically 
every Bowdoin man in the district (Con- 
cord, Acton, Littleton, and Sudbury) 
worked energetically on my campaign. 
Jack Swenson '55 was my Sudbury co- 
ordinator. Assisting him were Joe Atwood 
'49, Mel Hodgkins '55, and Chick Putnam 
'59. Chuck Lack! '54 acted as my Concord 
coordinator and came through with 71% 
of the vote. Working in Acton were War- 
ren Wheeler '52, Bill Jones '49, Charlie 
Orcutt '54, and Al Litchfield '54." 

Phil Myers has moved to 23 Ferndale 
Ave., Glen Rock, N.J. 07452. He is em- 
ployed by Hershey Chocolate Corp. in 
New York City. 

Dana Randall is living at 1744 Wan- 
nanger Lane, Cincinnati, Ohio 45230. 

John Ranlett has completed the require- 
ments for a Ph.D. in history at Harvard 
and expects to receive it at mid-years. His 
dissertation was entitled "Railway Mem- 
bers of the House of Commons, 1841- 
1847: A Cross-Section of the Political Na- 
tion." John is an assistant professor of 
history at the State University of New 
York College at Potsdam. His address is 
49 Pierrepont Ave., Potsdam, N.Y. 13676. 

John Simonds left the Washington 

Exiening Star last March to join the Wash- 
ington bureau of the Gannett Newspa- 
pers. He is a correspondent covering the 
Congress for about 30 papers in New 
York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Illinois, 
and Florida. 

John and Anne Snow and family are 
temporarily living in Toronto, where 
John is on an exchange program for Price 
Waterhouse & Co. They arrived there on 
Sept. 1 and plan to be back in the Bos- 
ton area by March 1. In the meantime, 
they are living at 3 Thornlea Court, 
Thornhill, Ontario 

'58 i 

OHN D. Wheaton 
10 Sutton Place 
Lewiston 04240 

Bob Berkley has been named librarian 
and director of the Anderson Learning 
Center at Nasson College. Before he ac- 
cepted the appointment in September, 
Bob was assistant director-research librar- 
ian for the New Jersey Education Asso- 

John Carter wrote in October: "Greet- 
ings from Washington! Carolyn and An- 
drew (22 months) and I moved here the 
first of September so I could begin work 
on my Ph.D. at the American University. 
I received my master's degree from the 
University of Vermont last February, but 
got the "paper" this last May. It is quite 
a change to be a full-time student once 
again, but I survive because of the aid 
and cooking of Carolyn. There is a lot to 
do down here— but it all costs money, so 
we will stick to the free sights for a 
while. Sort of "See Washington with your 
car and 10 cents" (for the elevator in 
Washington Monument) . We rowed over 
to the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Is- 
land. It will be lovely when they finish 
it. Give us a ring if you are in the 
neighborhood. Our address is 4622 43rd 
St. N.W." 

Ken Holbrook and Mrs. C. Joanna 
Packard married in Portland on Aug. 27. 

Paul Leahy has been named controller 
of the abrasive division of Norton Co., 
Worcester, Mass. 

Dunstan Newman has moved from 
Seekonk, Mass., to 161 North Arlington 
Ave., Apt. 27, East Orange, N.J. He is an 
insurance adjuster with Liberty Mutual. 

Peter Potter is teaching vocal music 
at Hamilton (N.Y.) Central School. 

Pete Relic and Mary Jo Mehl of Shaker 
Heights, Ohio, married on Oct. 22. Mary 
Jo is a graduate of Trinity College, Wash- 
ington, D.C. She has a master's degree 
from Western Reserve University and 

LEAHY '58 


teaches on WVIZ-TV, Channel 25, in 
Cleveland. Pete continues to be head of 
the upper school at Hawken School. They 
are living at 13660 Fairhill Rd., Apt. 106, 
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120. 

In October Cameron Smith resigned as 
general manager of WCME AM-FM in 
Brunswick to accept a position with Avco 
Corp. as director of choral music at the 
Poland Spring, Me., Job Corps Center. 


Brendan J. Tef.ling, M.D. 
32 Opal Avenue 
Beverly, Mass. 01915 

Capt. Harold Aldrich has returned 
from .the Far East and is living at 2112 
Milano Dr., Columbus, Ga. 31903. 

Dr. Reid Appleby returned in August 
from a year's tour in South Vietnam, 
where he was a battalion surgeon. While 
there he was awarded the Bronze Star for 
meritorious service. Reid has returned to 
civilian life and is taking a postgraduate 
course in ophthalmology at Harvard Med- 
ical School in conjunction with a three- 
year residency at Rhode Island Hospital 
in Providence. 

Dr. Ray Babineau wrote in October: 
"Having an enjoyable and rewarding 
third (and last) year of psychiatric resi- 
dency training in Rochester, N.Y., at 
Strong Memorial Hospital. Charmaine is 
fine and we are expecting a companion 
for Camille (4) and Guy (2i/ 2 ) in March. 
In July I'll start two years as an Army 

Joe Badot served as Hanover, Mass., 
chairman of the Brooke for U.S. Senator 

Rud Boucher is a first year resident in 
general surgery at Beaumont Hospital in 
Royal Oak, Mich. He will enter the Army 
on July 1. 

Jim Carnathan is an assistant professor 

of psychology at Wheaton College in 

Rod Forsman, his wife Janet, and chil- 
dren, Laurie (3i/ 2 ) and Eric (li/i), are 
living at 1802 A Bluecrest Dr., Austin, 
Texas 78704. 

John Lewis has been named superin- 
tendent of operator services for New 
York Telephone's Kingston office. 

Ottie and Martha McCullum became 
the parents of their second child, Margery 
Louise, on Sept. 24. 

Dr. Bruce Nelson wrote in November: 
"I am currently deputy chief of surgery 
at the Fort Defiance Indian Hospital on 
the Navajo Indian Reservation. The area 
is extremely beautiful with mountains, 
lakes, and canyons all around. We would 
enjoy seeing any classmates passing 
through the Gallup, N.M., area." 

Dave Olsen wrote recently: "My job 
transfer last year from New York to 
Chicago proved not to be the last of the 
western moves. I have accepted a position 
in San Francisco with Johnson & Hig- 
gins, international insurance brokers. I 
am still in the ocean marine insurance 
field. Roberta and I are living at 1294 
Rimer Dr., Moraga, Calif., and offer 
hospitality to Bowdoin men visiting San 

Dick Powers is a captain serving in 
Vietnam. He is stationed in Saigon and 
has met Walter Stuart '60 and Paul 
Geary '61. Dick is attached to the U.S. 
Military Advisery Command and will be 
there until August 1967. 

Al and Ronnie Schretter are the par- 
ents of two children, Claire (19 months) 
and Alfred Edward (seven months) . 
Their most recent addition forced Al to 
buy a station wagon to replace their 
compact car. The Schretters are living at 
417 Morris Ave., Summit, N.J. 

Colby Thresher wrote in October: 

MOSES '60 

"Anita, Renee, and I are enjoying living 
in Portland. We've had a chance to renew 
Bowdoin acquaintances more often than 
in the past few years." They are living at 
51 Wayside Rd. 

Air Force Lt. Dick Tuttle is now sta- 
tioned in Omaha, Neb., and is living at 
1301 Kibbon Dr. 


Richard H. Downes 
General Theological Seminary 
175 Ninth Avenue 
New York, N. Y. 10011 

A grant for Bowdoin: President Coles accepts for the College a $2,100 grant from 
Aetna Life Insurance Co. of Hartford, Conn., under its Matching Grant Aid to Higher 
Education Program. The check was presented by Colby Thresher '59 (center), group 
representative in Maine, and R. H. Nicholls, C.L.U., Aetna's general agent in Maine. 

Joel Abromson served as general chair- 
man of Portland's 1966 bonds for Israel 

Don Cousins and Rae Louise Baldwin, a 
senior at Mount Holyoke College, plan 
to marry in June. 

Dave Fischer is working as a teacher 
of the deaf and as a clinical supervisor 
at the Central Institute for the Deaf in 
St. Louis. 

Paul Johnson is living at 1901 South 
George Mason Dr., Arlington, Va. 22204. 
As was reported earlier, he is teaching 
American studies at the School of Inter- 
national Service at American University 
in Washington, D.C. 

Tom Marshall and Joan Barbara Re- 
mond of Meriden, Conn., married on Aug. 
13. They are living at 75 Wayne Lane in 

John Moses was the author of an ar- 
ticle entitled "Education of Hands, Head 
and Heart" in the May 1966 issue of 
Solidarity. The article outlined the growth 
of the Waldorf Schools which now num- 
ber more than 70 in 19 countries. During 
the elementary school years a teacher ad- 
vances year by year with his class. Work 
at the high school level is done by 
teachers who are specialists in their sub- 
jects. The first Waldorf School was 
founded in 1919 by Rudolph Steiner in 
Germany. John is with the Michael Wal- 
dorf School in Silver Spring, Md. 

Nick Revelos has been named assistant 
dean of the Salmon P. Chase College of 

Nick Spicer wrote in October: "Lisa 
and I had a son, Paul Goodenough Spicer, 
born on Feb. 11, 1966. We have pur- 
chased a home at 1901 Fairview Dr. in 
Birmingham, Mich. I am busy with the 
practice of law in Detroit and Birming- 
ham. Talked recently with John Moses 
who is teaching in Washington, D.C." 

President Coles invited Art Van De 
Water to represent Bowdoin at the in- 
auguration of Walter R. Coppedge as 
president of the College of Charleston, 
S.C., on Oct. 29. 



Lawrence C. Bickford 
Apartment 2A 
164 Ravine Avenue 
Yonkers, N. Y. 10701 

Dwight Baldwin has moved from Palo 
Alto, Calif., to 618 South Locust St., Apt. 
47, Oxford, Ohio 45056. He is an assis- 
tant professor of geology at Miami Uni- 

Brinley Carter reported in October: "I 
continue to practice law in DeLand, Fla., 
and have married Joan DuBois (Vassar 
'62) • We've had one son so far, Brinnen 
Stiles. I have corresponded with Frank 
Schmit and it appears that he is living 
in Berkeley, Calif., and hopes to start on 
his Ph.D. in psychology next year." 

Lt. Charlie Church has returned from 
the Far East and is stationed at Fort 
Holabird, Md. 

Dr. Bob Corvi has left the Army and 
is practicing dentistry in the Boston area. 
His address is 212 Lexington St., East 
Boston, Mass. 02128. 

Charles Lanigan has been promoted to 
assistant loan officer by the New England 
Merchants National Bank of Boston. 

Dick Lowell is a salesman for the Up- 
john Co., a pharmaceutical house. He is 
living at 78 North Belfast Ave., Augusta, 
Maine 04330. 

Bill Mason wrote in October to say 
that he had become the father of a sec- 
ond child and second daughter, Susan 
Elizabeth, on March 19. The Masons are 
living at 42 Wyndhurst Dr., Holden, 
Mass. 01520. 

In October Mike Pollet wrote to say 
that he has finished a two year clerk- 
ship with the Hon. George Rosling, U.S. 
district judge of the Eastern District of 
New York. He is now associated with the 
law firm of Strasser, Spiegelberg, Fried & 
Frank in New York City. 

According to an announcement received 
in October, Gerald Slavet and Susan 
Farro, a graduate of American University, 
were planning to marry in December. 

Bill Sloan, who has his Ph.D. in astrono- 
my, is working on the staff of the Hawaii 
Institute of Geophysics as a solar physi- 
cist. His address is 3274 Manoa Rd., 
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822. 


Lt. Ronald F. Famiguetti 

104 Schoenbeck 

Prospect Heights, 111. 60070 

Ted Curtis is an editor of From Disas- 
ter to Distinction, published by Pocket 
Books Inc. last fall. The book is about the 
Republican Party. After working for Gov- 
ernor John Reed during his campaign for 
re-election, Ted entered the Navy. 

Jim Fleming reported in November: "I 
am working with DuPont Co., fabrics and 
finishes department, industrial finishes 
sales, in Lincolnwood, 111., and am enjoy- 
ing life in Chicago. Hope to get back to 
see the campus for the first time since 
graduation when I visit Tingey Sewall in 
Boston this Thanksgiving. I understand 
we have a few new buildings." 

Bill Flint's father wrote in September 
to say that Bill had graduated with high 

distinction in physics from the University 
of Maine. Bill is currently studying for a 
master's at Maine. He is still in the Na- 
tional Guard and was recently promoted 
to the rank of captain. 

Dick Galler was in the final phase of 
the account executive training program 
with Hayden, Stone Inc. when he wrote 
in October. He expected to be a regis- 
tered stockbroker by the end of Decem- 
ber and to be located in the Chestnut 
Hill office. Dick's address is 16 Hibbard 
Rd., Newton, Mass. 

Charles Garland wrote in early Oc- 
tober: "Continuing to live and work in 
Saco in the family business. Spent most 
of my free time sailing on Casco Bay out 
of Falmouth last summer. After spending 
two weeks with Uncle Sam's Army at the 
end of October, it should be about time 
to start skiing again." 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Howie Hall, whose father, 
Howard J. Hall, died on Sept. 15. 

Leonard Lee's wife, Sonia, wrote recent- 
ly to say that Leonard is on a tour in 
Southeast Asia until July 8. In the mean- 
time, she is living at 7 Riverdale Ave., 
Dover, N.H. 03820. 

Capt. Steve Lippert has been trans- 
ferred from Germany to Vietnam. His 
new address is Hq & Hq Co. 1st Battalion, 
2nd Infantry Division, Vietnam, APO San 
Francisco, Calif. 96345. While he is on 
duty, his wife, Phyllis, is living at 12 
Mariomi Rd., New Canaan, Conn. 

Peter McGuire and Marcelle Marie Ber- 
nier married on Sept. 17. Marcelle is a 
graduate of St. Elizabeth's Hospital School 
of Nursing and McGill University. They 
are living at 3645 Hutchinson St., Mon- 
treal, while Pete interns at Royal Vic- 
toria Hospital. 

Bryan McSweeny is attending the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania Graduate School 
for orthodontic specialty training. The 
course lasts for 16 months. After complet- 
ing it he will be in the Army for two 
years. He and Sally still live in Philadel- 
phia, at 421 South 43rd St. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Frank Mancini, whose wife, 
Ann, died in August. Frank and his son, 
Mark, are living in Boston while Frank 
completes his Ph.D. work at Brown. 

Dr. Dick Merrill wrote in October: "I 
am about a fourth of the way through 
my internship. The hours are long, the 
pay is a joke, but I am enjoying it and 
gaining valuable experience. Will enter 
the Army next summer." 

Dexter Morse is teaching history and 
coaching football and baseball at Ver- 
mont Academy. 

Charlie Perrine is a mathematics grad- 
uate student at Penn State and is living 
at 131 Sawers St., Armenara Plaza, Apt. 
F-2, State College, Pa. 16801. He and Har- 
riet Stevenson of Bala Cynwyd, Pa., are 

Henry Schumacher is completing work 
at the East-West Center for a master's 
degree in tropical horticulture. He will 
continue his studies in international de- 
velopment and hopes to get a Ph.D. 

Dave Sherwood has postponed continu- 
ing his graduate studies at the University 
of Edinburgh. He is remaining with the 
Peace Corps in the Africa Division of 
the Office of Training. 

Lt. Sherwood Silliman has received the 
Army Commendation Medal "for out- 
standing service at Fort Sill, Okla., during 
the period November 1964 to September 
1966." He was praised for displaying 
"outstanding technical knowledge, en- 
thusiasm, and sound judgment in per- 
forming his numerous duties," particu- 
larly as an instructor in the gunnery de- 
partment. According to George Craighead 
'25, who kindly sent us a copy of the ci- 
tation, Sherwood and his wife left in late 
September for a tour of Europe. Upon 
their return, Sherwood was to begin doc- 
toral studies at Wisconsin. 

John Swift left the Navy last March 
and worked for a bank in Cambridge 
until September, when he started his 
studies at the Harvard Business School. 
Since he has been there, he has seen 
Bruce Leonard '63 and Dave Collins '63. 

Peter Valente has joined the law firm 
of Tenzer, Greenblatt, Fallon & Kaplan, 
235 East 42rtd St., New York City. He is 
studying for a master's degree in law at 
New York University. 

Ian Walker, who is a postdoctoral fel- 
low in chemistry at the University of 
Illinois, is living at 1729 C Valley Rd., 
Champaign, 111. 61820. 


89 Cony Street 
Augusta, Maine 04331 

Andrew Allen wrote in October: "I am 
in my final year of dental school at the 
University of Pennsylvania. My wife, 
Karen, and I have a daughter, Heather 

Mike Altman was graduated from law 
school in June and is serving as a law 
clerk to a U.S. district judge in the 
southern district of New York. His wife, 
Leslie, is a graduate student in English 
at New York University. They are living 
at 145 East 15th St., Apt. 4M, New York, 
N.Y. 10003. 

Tony Antolini wrote in October: "I 
was administrative assistant at the Bow- 
doin Summer Music School this past sum- 
mer. I'm now back at Stanford preparing 
for Ph.D. exams. I'm singing, too— soloist 
at the Stanford Memorial Church and 
with two other Stanford groups." His 
address is 1061 High Rd., Woodside, Calif. 

Lt. (jg) Bob Bachman has a new ad- 
dress: S-2 Division, USS Franklin D. 
Roosevelt CVA-42, Fleet Post Office, San 
Francisco, Calif. 96601. 

Walter and Linda Berry became the 
parents of Melinda Kaye on Oct. 1. 

Jon Botelho wrote in mid-October: "On 
Oct. 27 I expect to leave for a year's study 
in French literature at the Ecole des 
Hautes Etudes Pratiques, Paris, under a 
grant for graduate study provided by the 
Johns Hopkins University. My address 
will be: 15, Boulevard Jourdan, Paris 14, 


Paul Brodeur has enrolled m graduate 
training in social work at the University 
of Connecticut School of Social Work in 
Hartford. His address is 377 Prospect St., 
Suffield, Conn. 

Ralph Brown is at Cornell doing grad- 
uate work in biology. His address is 107 
Cook St., Ithaca, N.Y. 

Dave Collins has been selected as one 
of 20 National Honorary Fellows from 
Harvard's Master of Business Adminis- 
tration class of approximately 700 men 
and women. 

Dick Engels wrote in November: "This 
past Sept. 3 I married Jane S. Johnson of 
Houlton. Of lesser importance I grad- 
uated from Columbia Law School in June 
and passed the New York Bar. At present 
I am a first lieutenant in the Army sta- 
tioned at U.S. Army Intelligence School, 
Fort Holabird, Md." 

Don Fowler wrote in October: "Work- 
ing for the law firm of Pierce, Atwood, 
Scribner, Allen & McKusick of Portland. 
Living in a slightly altered squash house 
(an old vegetable shed, not the new Bow- 
doin-type squash house) in Cape Eliza- 
beth. Good to be back in Maine!" The 
address of that slightly altered squash 
house is Ocean House Rd. 

Karl Galinsky has joined the classics 
department of the University of Texas 
as an assistant professor. It has 25 full- 
time teaching and research professors and 
is reputed to be the largest classics de- 
partment at any university in the U.S. 

Mark Goldberg wrote recently: "After 
graduating from the University of Penn- 
sylvania Law School last May, I've en- 
tered the Army as a second lieutenant in 
the medical service corps. After eight 
weeks of school, I go to Valley Forge 
General Hospital near Philadelphia." 

Legacy of the days at Zeta Psi depart- 
ment: According to a feature story in the 
Oct. 23, 1966, edition of the Boston Sun- 
Hay Herald, wide ties (at least four inches 
at 15 years old) are back in style. Who 
should figure prominently in the story? 
None other than John Goldthwait, who, 
the story said, began collecting wide ties 
back in 1961. The story quotes John: 
" 'The chairman of the music department, 
one Frederic Erie Thornlay Tillotson, 
used to dine every Tuesday night at my 
fraternity (Zeta Psi) . He had been wear- 
ing wide ties for years and as a joke the 
whole fraternity began wearing them 
when he came to dinner. Tuesday night 
became known as terrible tie night.' " 

Pete Greene is teaching social studies at 
Reading (Mass.) Memorial High School. 

The engagement of Burton Haggett 
and Sandra Brenner Charles of Plymouth 
Meeting, Pa., was announced in October. 
They plan to marry in June. 

Bruce Leonard was released from the 
Marine Corps in September and is a stu- 
dent at the Harvard Business School. 

Al Merdek has left Amherst, Mass., 
where he received a master's degree in 
mathematics from the University of 
Massachusetts in June, and is working on 
a doctorate in computer science at Penn 
State. He has a teaching assistantship in 


the computer science department. Al can 
be reached by writing to the Computer 
Science Dept., 305 McAllister Building, 
University Park, Pa. 16802. 

Steve Moore was notified in October 
that he had passed the Massachusetts 
Bar examination. 

Dick Pratt and Catherine M. Donohue 
married on July 23. They are living in 
Maiden, Mass. 

Mike Richmond earned his M.A. in 
biology at Boston University last summer 
and is enrolled in the College of Medi- 
cine at the Upstate Medical Center in 
Syracuse, N.Y. Recently he wrote, "I have 
seen a few familiar faces in the area: 
Andy Steinberg, a fourth year medical 
student; Neil Millman '62, a Ph.D. can- 
didate in math at Syracuse University; 
and Larry Lifson, who recently visited 
from Rochester where he is doing an 
internship." Mike's address is 175 Eliza- 
beth Blackwell St., Syracuse, N.Y. 

Steve Ross, who is the track coach at 
Lewiston High School, has been elected 
president of the Maine A.A.U. 

Bernie Ryan's wife, Barbara, wrote re- 
cently to say that Bernie is teaching Eng- 
lish and social studies at Meadowbrook 
Junior High School in Newton, Mass. 
They had a daughter, Amy Stevenson, on 
Sept. 25. The Ryans still live in Cam- 
bridge, Mass. 

Bob and Myra Snyder are pleased to 
announce the birth of Mark Irwin on 
Sept. 23. They are living at 1718 Com- 
monwealth Ave., Brighton, Mass. 


David W. Fitts 
40 Leslie Road 
Auburndale. Mass. 


Alan Bennett wrote in October: "My 
wife, Nettie, and I are enjoying our son, 
Aaron, born on June 21. We expect to 
see classmate Mead Bates and his family 
for a few days in November, when he 
comes here for our annual deer hunt- 
ing expedition." The Bennetts live in 
Lovell, Maine. 

Roger Berle is attending Suffolk Law 
School and is living at 111 Marlboro St., 
Boston, with Gregg Robinson, who is an 
instructor in English at Bentley College. 

Geof Chapman is studying for a Ph.D. 
in history at Princeton University and is 
living at 220-C Eisenhower St. 

Walter Christie and his bride, Kathy, 
are living at 43 West Tulpehocken, 
Philadelphia, Pa. 19144. Kathy is teach- 
ing sixth grade in King of Prussia, Pa., 
and Walt is in his third year at Temple 
University School of Medicine. 

Lt. Sargent Collier and Judith Anne 
Miller of Melrose, Mass., married on Sept. 
17. Sargent's address is 5th Engineering 
Battalion (Const.) , Fort Leonard Wood, 
Mo. 65473. 

Lt. Bill Conklin and Susan Frances 
Meyers married at the Presidio of San 
Francisco on Sept. 9. They are living in 
Fairfield, Calif., while Bill is stationed at 
Travis AFB. 

According to an announcement in Oc- 
tober Bill Farley and Nancy Louise 
Driggs, a graduate of the University of 
Pennsylvania and second-year law student 
at Boston College, were planning to marry 
in December. 

Pete Fen ton has moved from New York 
City to 201 Market St., Lewisburg, Pa. 
17837. He is the assistant periodicals li- 
brarian at Bucknell University. 

Victor Gideon has been teaching Eng- 
lish, health, and practical arts at Jav 
(Maine) High School since September. 

David Gunner and Judith Elin Brog- 
gini, a graduate of Garland Junior Col- 
lege and Tufts University, married in 

Dave Henshaw and June Carter of Lin- 
coln, Neb., married in September. They 
met while both were in the Peace Corps. 
Dave taught in Puno and June worked 
in community development in Ichu, Peru. 

Lt. John Hill is an assistant battalion 
adviser to a Vietnamese battalion. He is 
stationed about 90 miles northeast of 
Saigon at Vo Xu. His address is Adviser 
Team 87, APO San Francisco, Calif. 

Dave Hirth is teaching biology and 
chemistry at Choate School in Walling- 
ford, Conn. 

Bill Horton, who was living at 5220 
South Kenwood Ave., Apt. 401, Chicago, 
when he wrote in November, said that 
he had accepted a position with the law 
firm of McCarter & English, 550 Broad 
St., Newark, N.J. "Linda and I will live 
nearby until I'm carried off by the Army. 
Dick Gee is working for Nielson Ratings 
Inc. in Evanston, 111., and has come by 
several times." 

Bob Jarratt has returned from Ger- 
many and is enrolled in the American 
Institute for Foreign Trade at the Uni- 
versity of Arizona. His address is Thun- 
derbird Campus 1, P.O. Box 191, Phoenix, 
Ariz. 85001. 

Jeff Kean and Elizabeth Lee Byrne of 
Garden City, N.Y., married on Aug. 27. 
They are living in Bridgeport, Conn., 
where Jeff is a clinical psychologist with 
Nomic Clinic. 

Lt. Eric Loth and Rosemarie Ann Gun- 
dal, a graduate of Emmanuel College, are 

John Lovetere and Nancy Robinson of 
Bath plan to marry in June. 

Robin Muench is living at 5525 25th 
Ave. N.E., Seattle, Wash. 98105. 

Chris Reichert is serving with the 
Peace Corps in Ecuador. Until he re- 
turns, he can be reached through his par- 
ents' address, 24 Lantern Lane, Wethers- 
field, Conn. 06109. 

Ed Robinson wrote in October: "After 


my release from active duty in July, 
Marsha and I traveled for three weeks in 
Scotland and England. We are now living 
at 1018 North St., Walpole, Mass., and I 
am working in Boston for Kittinger Fur- 

Gregg Robinson has been named an 
instructor in English at Bentley College 
in Boston. 

Dave Shenker and Judy Polish of Evan- 
ston, 111., married on Aug. 7. They arc 
living at 84 Gardner St., Apt. 21, Allston 
34, Mass. Dave is in his third year at 
the Tufts School of Medicine. 

Ken Smith has moved to 37 Foster Dr., 
Apt. C, Willimantic. Conn, 06226. He is 
a graduate student in English at the Uni- 
versity of Connecticut. 

Army Lt. Charles Wheeler is a person- 
nel psychologist at the Armed Forces Ex- 
amining and Entrance Station in Salt 
Lake City, Utah. His address is 3105 Val- 
ley St. 


Lt. James C. Rosenfeld 
3d Squadron, 7th Cavalry 
APO New York, N. Y. 09036 

Lt. Dick Andrias wrote in October: 
"Although my tour is only a third over, 
I am already looking forward to gradu- 
ate school next fall. The Cav's air mo- 
bility has shown us most of central Viet- 
nam, from Cambodia-Laos to the South 
China Sea. Curt Chase is stationed in 
Plieku, and Sgt. King Carter (Bowdoin 
ROTC) is with the Cav here in Ankhe." 
Dick's address is 191 MI Det, First Air 
Cavalry, APO San Francisco, Calif. 96490. 

Bill Black is a research associate and 
enrolled in the Ph.D. program in coun- 
seling psychology at Boston College. He 
is also serving as director of counseling 
services for Boston College's Upward 
Bound program. "It all keeps me busy, 
but is continually fascinating," he wrote 
recently. He and Dian live at 39-A 
Thompson St. in Winchester, Mass. 

Tom Ciesielski is in his second year at 
Yale Medical School and is studying for 
his basic science medical boards in June. 
His address is 1 South St., New Haven. 

Lt. Ned d'Entremont is the basketball 
coach at Fort Eustis, Va., this season. 

Dick Dieffenbach and Dayle Dehner of 
Burlington, Iowa, plan to marry in Feb- 
ruary. Dick is still at Fort Bliss, but is 
now assigned to B Battery, First Training 
Battalion (AD), as a platoon leader of 
trainees who are undergoing advanced 
individual training. 

Gilbert Ekdahl and Carolyn R. Weath- 
ers, whom he married on June 18, are 
living at Fort Bliss, Texas, where he is 
commanding officer of the 507th Signal 
Platoon. Their address is 5662 Bunker St. 

Bob Harrington and Martha Ellen 
Bowlen of Walpole, N.H., plan to marry 
this spring. At the time of the announce- 
ment, in September, Bob was attending 
Officer Candidate School in Fort Sill. 

Barry Hawkins wrote in October to say 
that he became a father on Sept. 10. Both 
son Kevin Benedict and wife Lilyan were 

fine. Kevin weighed 5 lb., 10 oz. Barry 
and his family live at 13-3 Copeley Hill, 
Charlottesville, Va. 

Bill Hyde sent in October a long 
letter outlining some of what he is doing 
as a teacher of junior high school aged 
boys and girls at the Colegio Nueva Gra- 
nada in Bogota, Colombia. Bill's subject 
is mathematics and the pupils there seem 
to react to it as they do in this part of 
the world. Bill's address is Colegio Nueva 
Granada, Apartado Aereo 11339, Bogota, 

Jim Lister received an MA. in econom- 
ics from Wisconsin last June and 
worked in the Treasury Department un- 
til Nov. 29, when he began active duty 
in the Army. His first assignment was at 
Fort Sill, Okla. He expects to be sent 
overseas, probably to Korea, in March. 

Steve Munger is teaching Latin at 
Phillips Exeter Academy. 

Tom Roche wrote in October: "Al 
Woodbury and I are in our second year 
at Temple University School of Law. We 
are both withstanding the rigors of law 
study with cool and professional poise! 
We were both recently initiated into Phi 
Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. I was elected 
president of my class in the fraternity; 
Al was appointed to the board of direc- 
tors of the Legal Aid Society." 

Steve Siegel has a new address: 110 
Bleecker St., Bldg. No. 1, Apt. 15-C, New 
York, N.Y. 10012. He is a law student at 
New York University. 

Ted Slowik and Sara Lynn Home of 
Stoneham, Mass., married in Stoneham, 
Mass., at St. Patrick's Church on June 30. 

Sanders Smith and his wife are living 
at 59 Montview Ave., Short Hills, N.J. 

Bill Strauss was awarded a master's in 
mathematics by the State University of 
New York at Albany in August. He is an 
assistant health services officer with the 
Division of Radiological Health of the 
U.S. Public Health Service. His address is 
Box 134, Rensselaerville, N.Y. 12147. 


Daniel W. Tolpin 
47 Morton Road 
Swampscott, Mass. 01907 

Dave Brewster '66 (left) was among the group 
of Marshall Scholars who were recently enter- 
tained at a British Foreign Office deception in 
London. With him is Lord Walston, the British 
Parliamentary Undersecretary of State. Dave is 
using his scholarship at Newcastle upon Tyne. 

Assistant to the President Phil Wilder 
'23 received a letter from Ibukun Akin- 
duro recently. He wrote in part: "I have 
finally settled down at Polaroid and I'm 
beginning to understand the complexities 
of industrial life. My job is to assist a 
professional analytic chemist in evaluating 
some of the chemicals that go into mak- 
ing Polaroid products." Ibukun's address 
is 78 Porter Rd., Cambridge, Mass. 02140. 

Doug Bates wrote in October: "I am 
attending Officer Candidate School for 
the Coast Guard. . . . I'll be commissioned 
in January and could be sent anywhere 
for duty. Tony Young, who spent about 
three months at Bowdoin before trans- 
ferring to U.S.C., is in my class. He says 
that California was preferable to Maine 
for him and that he had a successful 
career at Southern Cal. He was most in- 
terested in the whereabouts of our class- 
mates, etc. He hopes to work in San 
Diego with the Coast Guard upon com- 
pletion of OCS." 

Bill Beach is a Peace Corpsman in 
Uruguay. His address is c/o American 
Embassy, Montevideo, Uruguay. 

Dick Beaupre and Julie Ann Fortin 
married in Brunswick on Sept. 17. They 
are living at 94 Thomaston St., Hartford, 
Conn. Dick is in operations training with 
the Connecticut Bank-Trust in Hartford. 

Peter Beaven is teaching English at 
Monmouth (Maine) Academy. 

Bill Beedle has enrolled in the Rutgers 
University Graduate School of Business 

Ray Bird has been selected as one of 
20 National Honorary Fellows from an 
entering Harvard University Graduate 
School of Business Administration class 
of about 700 men and women. 

Tom Brady and Maxine Anne Lord 
married in August. 

Malcolm Cass is studying for a Ph.D. 
in chemistry at Johns Hopkins Univer- 
sity. He is living at 210-A McCoy Hall, 
3401 North Charles St., Baltimore, Md. 

Charles Couillard is living at the In- 
ternational College, Beirut, Lebanon. He 
is teaching there and studying at Amer- 
ican College. 

John Esposito reports that he is learn- 
ing the fundamentals of science at Co- 
lumbia's College of Physicians and Sur- 

Cary Fleisher is a law student at the 
University of Maine Law School and is 
living at Apt. 1, 10 Dartmouth St., Port- 
land, Maine. 

John French wrote in October: "I have 
moved to 42 Blanchard Rd., Cumberland 
Center, and am presently a data process- 
ing sales trainee for I.B.M." 

Jeff Haunton was sworn in the Air 
Force on Oct. 19. He is to leave on Jan. 
6 to begin Officer Training School at Lak- 
land AFB, Texas. 

Pete Johnson is living at 249 Prospect 
St., East Orange, N.J. 07052. He is a stu- 


dent at the Rutgers University Graduate 
School of Business. 

Paul Karofsky and his wife, Lisa, are 
studying at Connecticut College. They 
expect to complete their work in June 
and plan to move to the Greater Boston 
area. Their address is 264 Hempstead St., 
New London, Conn. 06320. 

Ray Lapine is a graduate student at 
the University of Wisconsin. 

Jim MacAllen reported in October: "I 
am working hard here at the University 
of Virginia Graduate School of Business. 
I enjoyed my brief but exciting stay with 
the Eagles this summer. Also enjoyed 
traveling around Massachusetts with John 
Buckley, a candidate for state auditor, 
during the last three weeks of summer. 
This was my first political experience, 
and I found it extremely interesting." 

Wendell Mick is enrolled in Rutgers 
University Graduate School of Business 

Paul Mulloy is teaching English and 
physical education as a Peace Corpsman 
in Seoul, Korea. His address is 85th 4th 
St. Dong, So Moon-Dong, Seoul, Korea. 

The engagement of Bill Parent and 
Sharon Downing of Bath was announced 
in September. Bill is a graduate student 
at Brown. 

John Paterson is attending the New 
York University Law School. His address 
is Room 5L, Hayden Hall, 33 Washing- 
ton Square West, New York, N.Y. 10003. 

Ronald Rollins has joined the Peace 
Corps. After completing training at 
Honolulu in October, he was sent to 
Katmandu, Nepal, as a surveyor. 

Peter Small is teaching chemistry and 
biology at South Portland High School 
and is living at 77 Pleasant Ave., Port- 
land 04103. 

Paul Soule has moved to 111 Essex St., 
Melrose, Mass. 02176. He is teaching 
mathematics at Reading (Mass.) Memo- 
rial High School. 

Jeff White is at the University of New 
Hampshire working for a master's degree 
in business administration. 

Hunter Wilson's volume of poetry, In 
August, was on display in the East Long- 
meadow (Mass.) Public Library last 


Daniel E. Boxer 
10-B Senior Center 
Bowdoin College 
Brunswick 04011 

The engagement of Richard Carliri 
and Elizabeth Ann Corbett of Wollaston, 
Mass., was announced in October. They 
plan to marry in the summer. 

Pete Chapman and Karen Beyer of 
Cape Elizabeth married in October. 

David Comeau and Jo Ann Green- 
halgh, a graduate of the University of 
Maine and a teacher in the Auburn school 
system, are engaged. 

The engagement of Jim Hughes and 
Eleanor Kathryn Fink, a graduate of 
Westbrook Junior College and a senior at 
B.U., was announced in October. 

Ray Matthews and Martha Ellen Shee- 
ran, a graduate of the Tufts-Northeastern 

Dental Assistant Program, plan, to marry 
in June. 

Pete Stackpole and Carolyn Beatrice 
Wadland of Melrose, Mass., became en- 
gaged in October. They plan to marry 
in June. 


'^\Q^ n Beebe is teaching mathe- 
(3^matics at Phillips Academy. 

Melvin Casler has moved to Toledo, 
Ohio, and is working toward a Ph.D. in 
mathematics under a NASA grant at To- 
ledo University. His address is O'Brien's 
Trailer Park, Lot 51, 4485 Monroe St., 
Toledo, Ohio 43613. 

Paul Hitchcock has been promoted 
from instructor to assistant professor of 
mathematics at Simmons College. 


The Maine town of Sanford held 
a community appreciation day on 


Sept. 25 for Dr. H. Danforth Ross. In a 
program of the day's festivities was writ- 
ten: "Many towns are fortunate enough 
to have very competent professional men 
working there; in some of these towns 
these men also take part in various com- 
munity affairs; but in very few towns do 
these competent professional men display 
an equal competence in the conduct of 
community activities. Sanford is one of 
the most fortunate towns to have had 
during the last fifty years not only a 
physician and a surgeon of outstanding 
competence and devotion to duty but also 
a man who has been just as competent 
and devoted in the initiation, promotion, 
and conduct of a great variety of its af- 
fairs." About 1,000 attended the affair. 

' 1 O Dr ' anc * Mrs ' C nar l es Stanhope 
_L O observed their golden wedding 
anniversary in September. Their many 
friends in Dover-Foxcroft attended an 
open house for them by their daughter. 


9 r» O Mrs. Kenneth C. M. Sills has been 
\J £j elected to the Roll of Honor of 
the National Society of Colonial Dames 
of America and is the only living Maine 
resident so honored. 


Sen. Edmund S. Muskie has been 
elected a trustee of the Hyde 
School in Bath. 


Herbert Ross Brown H'63, Edward 
Little professor of rhetoric and oratory, 
addressed a meeting of the Maine Retired 

Teachers' Association in October. The 
title of his talk was "The New England 
Character." In September he delivered 
the opening convocation address at West 
Virginia Wesleyan and received a stand- 
ing ovation from the 600 freshmen and 
faculty members who were present. The 
title of his talk was "A Sense of Com- 

Coach and Mrs. Charles J. Butt became 
the parents of their first child, Charles 
Joseph Jr., on Sept. 12. 

Athern P. Daggett '25, William Nelson 
Cromwell professor of constitutional and 
international law and government, was 
the principal speaker at United Nations 
Day observance at Nasson College. 

Administrative Assistant to the Direc- 
tor of the Senior Center and Mrs. Louis 
L. Doyle announce the birth of a daugh- 
ter, Elisabeth Downing, on Oct. 6. 

Edward J. Geary, chairman of the Ro- 
mance languages department, was the 
principal speaker at 'the fall meeting of 
the Maine Chapter of the American As- 
sociation of Teachers of French. The 
meeting was at Hebron Academy. 

Roger Howell Jr. '58, associate professor 
of history, has recently completed a biog- 
raphy of Sir Philip Sidney. It is sched- 
uled for publication this summer. In Oc- 
tober he was one of 150 historians from 
the United States and Canada chosen to 
participate in a symposium on 18th cen- 
tury England. The symposium was spon- 
sored by the Conference of British Stud- 
ies. Professor Howell has also become 
honorary adviser to the British Univer- 
sities' Summer School Program. 

Samuel E. Kamerling, chairman of the 
chemistry department, spoke on advanced 
placement chemistry courses at the 64th 
annual convention of the Maine Teach- 
ers' Association at Lewiston in October. 

Joseph D. Kamin, director of the Col- 
lege's News Service, was the assistant gen- 
eral director of the News Election Ser- 
vice, a cooperative venture of the Asso- 
ciated Press, United Press International, 
and the three major broadcast networks 
for the Nov. 8 election in Maine. 

Donovan D. Lancaster '27, director of 
the Moulton Union, and Philip S. Wil- 
der '23, assistant to the president, have 
been named to the scholarship committee 
of the Brunswick Area Student Aid Fund. 

College Bursar Thomas M. Libby has 
been named to the finance committee of 
the Brunswick Area Student Aid Fund. 

Alumni who remember Arthur Lang- 
ford, for many years a member of the 
custodial staff of the College, will regret 
to learn of his death in Bedford, Va., 
on Oct. 21 at the age of 86. 

Dana A. Little '46, director of the pub- 
lic affairs research center, spoke at 
Bridgewater State Teachers College on 
Nov. 9. The title of his talk was "A 
Geographer's View of Economic Develop- 

C. Douglas McGee, chairman of the 
philosophy department, is the author of 
The Recovery of Meaning: An Essay on 
the Good Life published by Random 
House in November. 


Dana W. Mayo of the physics depart- 
ment has been awarded a special research 
fellowship by the National Institutes of 
Health. He will be on leave during the 
second semester doing research at the 
University of Maryland on the applica- 
tion of laser-Raman spectroscopy to or- 
ganic chemistry. 

Colby College honored Athletic Direc- 
tor Malcolm E. Morrell '24 between the 
halves of the Bowdoin-Colby football 
game on Oct. 24. He was presented a 
Colby chair and warmly praised by Colby 
officials for his many years of service to 
Maine intercollegiate athletics. 

Frank F. Sabasteanski '41, coach of 
track and cross-country, has been elected 
vice president of the Maine State A.A.U. 
He is also chairman of a recently-formed 
campaign advisory committee of the 1966- 
67 Brunswick Area United Fund appeal. 

Dean of the Faculty James A. Storer 
has been named to the Medical Schools 
and Services Study Committee, which was 
established in September by the Maine 
Legislative Research Committee. 

Harry K. Warren, assistant director of 
the Moulton Union, is chairman of the 
1966-67 United Fund campaign on Orr's 


Walter M. Miller of Carlisle, Pa., who 
was an assistant professor of mathematics 
from 1927 to 1929, died on Oct. 4. 

Edward A. Ryan, retired Army colonel 
and former professor of military science 
and tactics at Bowdoin, has been elected 
secretary-treasurer of the Maine State 

In Memory 

Arthur L. Griffiths '01 

Arthur Llewellyn Griffiths, for many 
years a writer and lecturer, died on July 
7, 1966, in Lawrence, Mass., following a 
long illness. Born on June 22, 1875, in 
Boston, he prepared for college at Maiden 
(Mass.) High School and at the Friends 
School in Providence, R.I. He attended 
Bowdoin for a year and then entered 
Yale, from which he received a bachelor 
of arts degree in 1901 and a master of 
arts degree in 1905. From 1901 until 1903 
he worked with the United States Philip- 
pine Commission in the Philippine Is- 
lands and went on an exploring expedi- 
tion to northern Luzon, where he was 
captured by head hunters. After his es- 
cape from them he served for a time as 
lieutenant governor of Lepanto-Bontoc 
Province in the Philippines. 

Upon his return to the United States, 
Mr. Griffiths turned to writing and lec- 
turing. Among his books are Wild Days 
in the Philippines, Wild Scottish Clans, 
and The Philippine Teacher. He also 

wrote articles which appeared in a num- 
ber of magazines, including The Arena 
and The Youth's Companion. He lived 
for some years in Portland and later in 
Lawrence, Mass. His fraternity was Alpha 
Delta Phi. 

Glenn A. Lawrence '07 

Glenn Allan Lawrence, for many years 
prominent in the sardine packing busi- 
ness, died on Sept. 9, 1966, in Belfast. 
Born on Nov. 24, 1884, in North Lubec, 
he prepared for college at Washington 
Academy and following his graduation 
from Bowdoin was associated for two 
years with the Union Trust Co. of Ells- 
worth. After two years in Boston with a 
manufacturing firm, he joined the Law- 
rence Canning Co. in Rockland, of which 
he became treasurer and later president. 
In 1938 he became president and treasurer 
of the Belfast Packing Co., and in 1946 
he was elected treasurer of the Bath 
Canning Co. He also owned and operated 
numerous other factories in Maine over 
a period of many years, before his retire- 
ment in 1954. 

Mr. Lawrence was for some years pres- 
ident of the Knox County Bowdoin 
Alumni Association. A Mason and a Ro- 
tarian, he was a director of the former 
First National Bank of Belfast and the 
Security Trust Co. of Rockland, a mem- 
ber of the advisory board of the Deposi- 
tors Trust Co., and a director of the Wal- 
do County Hospital. He is survived by 
his wife, Mrs. Grace King Lawrence, 
whom he married on April 21, 1909, in 
Ellsworth; two daughters, Mrs. Theodore 
Bird of Rockland and Mrs. Norman Perry 
of Belfast; two sisters, Mrs. Fila Harvey 
of Rockland and Mrs. Louise Curry of 
Coconut Grove, Fla.; six grandchildren; 
and six great-grandchildren. His fraternity 
was Zeta Psi. 

Walter I. Merrill M'09 

Dr. Walter Irving Merrill, a physician 
in California for nearly half a century, 
died on Dec. 31, 1961, in Long Beach, 
Calif., according to word received recently 
at the alumni office. Born on Aug. 26, 
1886, in Mechanic Falls, he prepared for 
college at Portland High School and fol- 
lowing his graduation from the Maine 
Medical School at Bowdoin in 1909 in- 
terned at the Maine General Hospital in 
Portland and then practiced for a year in 
South Paris. In 1911 he moved to Califor- 
nia, where he remained for the rest of 
his life. He lived in Campbell until 1945 
and then successively in North Holly- 
wood, Anaheim, and Riverside. For ten 
years he was associated with the Long 
Beach Veterans' Hospital, supervising 
more than 1,400 employees as personnel 
physician. During World War I he served 
as a lieutenant senior grade in the Navy 
Medical Corps. For 37 years he was dis- 
trict physician and surgeon for the South- 
ern Pacific Railroad. 

A 50-year member of the Masons, Dr. 
Merrill was a fine musician and sang 
and played in the choir of the Congre- 
gational Church in Campbell, where he 
was also president of the Chamber of 
Commerce and the Kiwanis Club. He was 
chairman of the school board in Camp- 
bell and active in Campfire Girls work 
and Boy Scout work. He was a member 
of the staff at O'Connor Sanitarium, San 
Jose Hospital, and Santa Clara County 
Hospital and for some years was school 
physician for the Riverside city schools. 
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Augusta 
Cookson Merrill, whom he married in 
Portland on July 17, 1909; a son, Stephen 
F. Merrill of Riverside, Calif.; a daugh- 
ter, Mrs. Annette M. Gibson, also of 
Riverside; eight grandchildren; and eight 

William E. Atwood '10 

William Elbridge Atwood, a retired in- 
come tax consultant, died on Sept. 17, 
1966, in Portland, following a long illness. 
Born on Jan. 9, 1888, in Paris, he pre- 
pared for college at Hebron Academy and 
following his graduation from Bowdoin 
was for a year sales manager for the Dix- 
field Toothpick Co. He also spent a year 
in the same capacity with the H. Wesley 
Hutchins Co. of Auburn and then be- 
came president and treasurer of A. H. 
Scott Co. in Portland, manufacturers of 
custom shirts. From 1913 until 1918 he 
was treasurer of Hebron Academy. He 
then entered the investment securities 
business in Portland and through the 
years was associated with a number of 
firms, including Whitney, Cox, and Co., 
Edward B. Smith and Co., and William 
E. Atwood and Co. More recently he had 
been a public accountant and income 
tax consultant. 

Mr. Atwood was a former member of 
the Portland Club, the Woodfords Club, 
and the State Street Church in Portland. 
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Viola 
Dixon Atwood, whom he married on 
June 26, 1913, in Portland; four sons, 
William E. Atwood Jr. of House Springs, 
Mo., Robert D. Atwood of Portland, Stan- 
ley H. Atwood of Raymond, and George 
M. Atwood II of Logan, Utah; ten grand- 
children; and one great-grandchild. His 
fraternity was Delta Upsilon. 

Herbert E. Warren '10 

Herbert Everett Warren, a retired 
educator and banker, died on Sept. 30, 
1966, in Fairlee, Vt. Born there on Sept. 
26, 1886, he prepared for college at Kim- 
ball Union Academy in Meriden, N.H., 
and following his graduation from Bow- 
doin was for three' years a member of 
the faculty at Riverview Military Acade- 
my in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. He then joined 
the faculty at the Lawrenceville School 
in New Jersey, where he taught languages 
from 1913 until 1918, from 1926 to 1934, 
and again from 1937 to 1939. He did 


graduate work at Columbia University, 
Middlebury College, and the University 
of Paris in France, as well as the Uni- 
versity of Grenoble and the University of 
Marburg. During World War I he served 
as a first lieutenant in the Army En- 
gineers. Between 1918 and 1926 he was 
engaged in banking in Boston. 

Following the death of his wife, the 
late Genevieve Eaton Warren, Mr. War- 
ren retired to Fairlee, where he devoted 
a good deal of time working to better 
community life through various social 
organizations. A member of the Vermont 
branch of the United Nations Association, 
he had a particular concern for the Fair- 
lee Public Library and for the promo- 
tion of physical fitness in the public 
schools of Vermont and other New Eng- 
land states. He was instrumental in the 
creation of the Vermont Country Dance 
Festivals, the 17th of which was held in 
October as a tribute to his memory. A 
member of the Masons, he established at 
Bowdoin the Genevieve Warren Memorial 
Scholarship Fund in memory of his wife. 
He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Henry 
Struse of Sharon, Conn., and Mrs. Willard 
Cummings of New York City; a stepson; 
and two stepdaughters. His fraternity was 
Alpha Delta Phi. 

Elmer I. Boardman '20 

Elmer Isaiah Boardman, who for more 
than 40 years was an executive with var- 
ious heating equipment companies, died 
on Oct. 11, 1966, in Williamsport, Pa. 
Born on Aug. 3, 1897, in the Maine town 
of Islesboro, he prepared for college at 
Hebron Academy and following his grad- 
uation from Bowdoin joined the Ameri- 
can Radiator Co. in Boston in a sales 
capacity. From 1928 until 1930 he was 
assistant to the president of the National 
Radiator Co. in New York City, and then 
from 1930 to 1941 he held the same posi- 
tion with Richardson and Boynton, also 
in New York. After two years in Colum- 
bus, Ohio, as sales manager for the Arm- 
strong Furnace Co., he became sales man- 
ager for the Spencer Heater Division of 
Avco Manufacturing Corp. He retired in 

During World War I Mr. Boardman 
served as a second lieutenant in the 
Army. A 32nd degree Mason, he took part 
in hunting and golf before his retirement 
and in recent years had been an enthu- 
siastic gardener. He is survived by his 
wife, Mrs. Olive Hadley Boardman, whom 
he married on April 14, 1927, in Boston; 
a son, Thomas Peter Boardman of King 
of Prussia, Pa.; and a brother; Paul A. 
Boardman of South Coventry, Conn. His 
fraternity was Theta Delta Chi. 

Paul H. Eames '21 

Paul Herford Eames, who for many 
years was engaged in public utility man- 
agement, died on Oct. 8, 1966, in Little 
Rock, Ark. Born on Dec. 24, 1897, in 

Bingham, he prepared for college at Ban- 
gor High School and served in the Navy 
as an ensign from 1917 until 1920. Fol- 
lowing his graduation from Bowdoin he 
was assistant sales manager for the George 
H. Wahn Co., an electrical supply house 
in Boston, and then president of the 
Eames Corp., one of the largest radio 
sales agencies in New England. From 
1928 until 1930 he was in Ohio, where 
he was president of the Ice Service Co., 
the Citizens Ice and Fuel Co. in Toledo, 
and the Springfield Coal and Ice Co., in 
Springfield. In 1930 he moved to Mont- 
clair, N.J., where he lived until his re- 
tirement in 1947. He was a partner in the 
firm of Loeb and Eames in New York 
City and Newark, N.J., president of the 
North American Gas and Electric Co. in 
Newark, president of the Southeastern 
Gas and Water Co. in Newark, vice presi- 
dent of Central States Edison Inc., in 
Newark, and vice president of the Colo- 
nial Ice Co. in Greensboro, N.C. In addi- 
tion, he was vice president of Dominion 
Electric Power Ltd., vice president of the 
Washington Gas and Electric Co., vice 
president of the Southern Utah Power 
Co., and vice president of Southwest Na- 
tural Gas Co. 

Mr. and Mrs. Eames, both Christian 
Science practitioners, retired to the Maine 
town of Winterport in 1947, and in 1958 
moved to Florida. In recent years they 
had taken frequent trips to the Mediter- 
ranean area and the Far East. He was a 
member of First Church of Christ, Scien- 
tist, in Clearwater, Fla., and the author 
of more than fifty articles published since 

1944 in Christian Science journals, par- 
ticularly The Christian Science Journal 
and The Christian Science Sentinel. A di- 
rector of the Bowdoin Alumni Fund from 
1947 to 1950 and a member of Zeta Psi 
Fraternity, he is survived by Mrs. Eames, 
the former Elizabeth Head, whom he mar- 
ried on Dec. 27, 1923, in Bangor; and a 
brother, Donald J. Eames '23 of Bangor. 
His two sons were both Bowdoin under- 
graduates and members of Zeta Psi Frater- 
nity. Paul H. Eames Jr. '46 was an ensign 
in World War II and was lost at sea in 

1945 when his ship, the cruiser Indianap- 
olis, was torpedoed. Richard E. Eames 
'47, also a veteran of Navy service, died in 
Maine in 1947 as the result of the collision 
of two private airplanes. 

Raymond F. Puc.sley '22 

Raymond Felker Pugsley, a retired se- 
nior civilian inspector for the Navy su- 
pervisor of shipbuilding at the Electric 
Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp. 
in Groton, Conn., died unexpectedly on 
July 15, 1966, in Mystic, Conn. Born on 
March 15, 1899, in Rollinsford, N.H., he 
prepared for college at Rochester (N.H.) 
High School and attended Bowdoin dur- 
ing 1918-19. After a year at Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology, he was for three 
years associated with the Twin State Gas 
and Electric Co. in Dover, N.H., before 
becoming a journeyman electrician in 

submarine construction at the Portsmouth 
Navy Yard. In 1933 he became an in- 
spector of engineering material (electrical) 
with the Electric Boat Co. at Groton, and 
in 1941 was named principal inspector of 
ship construction (electrical) for the Navy 
at Groton. From 1951 until his retirement 
in 1962 he was the senior supervising in- 
spector at the Electric Boat Co., heading 
a team of more than 40 inspectors there 
for the Navy Department. 

Mr. Pugsley had served as chairman of 
the board of trustees of the Union Bap- 
tist Church in Mystic and as a member 
of the board of managers of the Connec- 
ticut Baptist Convention. He was also a 
member of the Masons and the National 
Association of Retired Civil Service Em- 
ployees. During World War I he was for 
three months a private in the Army. He 
is survived by his wife, Mrs. Thelma 
Berry Pugsley, whom he married in 
Rochester, N.H., on June 6, 1922; and a 
daughter, Miss Ramona M. Pugsley of 
New London, Conn. His fraternity was 
Kappa Sigma. 

Percy S. Young '22 

Percy San Young, a retired food broker, 
died on Sept. 22, 1966, in Newton Center, 
Mass. Born on Jan. 18, 1897, in Tangshan, 
Chihli, China, he was graduated from 
Tsing Hua College in Peking in 1919 and 
attended Cornell College in Mount Ver- 
non, Iowa, for a year before entering 
Bowdoin in 1920. He received a bachelor 
of science degree in 1922 and later at- 
tended Harvard Graduate School of Busi- 
ness Administration. He was chairman of 
the Chinese Chapter of the Boston 
Y.M.C.A. from 1935 to 1955. 

A member of the First Congregational 
Church of Newton, Mass., Mr. Young is 
survived by his wife, Mrs. Marian Swan- 
son Young, whom he married on April 
25, 1932, in Boston; a daughter, Mrs. 
Robert Marsetta of Cambridge, Mass.; 
three sons, Norman L. Young of New 
Orleans, La., Byron R. Young of Boston, 
and Robert B. Young of Huntsville, Ala.; 
and four grandchildren. He was a mem- 
ber of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. 

P. O. Gunnar Bergenstrahle '23 

Per Otto Gunnar Bergenstrahle, who 
had been active in banking and manu- 
facturing in Sweden for more than 40 
years, died on Sept. 26, 1966, in Skane, 
Sweden. Born on Nov. 21, 1901, in Sala, 
Sweden, he took his "student" examina- 
tion at Uppsala Laroverk in 1920, went 
to Inteckningsbanken for a year, and re- 
ceived a scholarship from the Swedish- 
American Foundation in 1922. Following 
his graduation from Bowdoin cum laude 
in 1923, he was associated with the Irving 
Bank-Columbia Trust Co. in New York 
City for a year, with Credit Lyonnais in 
Paris and Schweizerische Bankverein in 
Basel, Switzerland, for a year, and then 
back with Inteckningsbanken in Stock- 


holm for two years. In 1927 he joined the 
Swedish Match Co. in Stockholm and 
moved with the head office in 1933 to 
Jonkoping, where he was vice president 
of finance until 1945, when he became 
managing director of F. W. Hasselblad 
and Co. in Gothenburg. More recently he 
had been export director for Husqvarna 
Vapenfabriks AB., a large manufacturing 
company employing more than 3,500. 

Chairman of the board of Scandinavian 
Aluminum Profile Co., Mr. Bergenstrahle 
had been a director of Smalands Bank 
since 1951 and also of Carlfors Bruk. He 
was a member of the Swedish Committee 
of Scientific Management and the execu- 
tive bodies of the Swedish Wholesalers 
Association, the Textile Wholesalers As- 
sociation, and other groups. He was pres- 
ident of selimac and of the Professional 
Training School of the town of Husk- 
varna. He took part in proceedings of 
the Swedish state abroad— in Moscow in 
1941, in GATT-conferens in Annecy in 
1949, and in suKAB-negotiatings in Buenos 
Aires in 1953. 

Mr. Bergenstrahle was named a knight 
of the Royal Order of Vasa in 1961. He 
was president of the Conservative Party 
in Jonkoping from 1939 to 1944 and at 
that time was a member of the Province 
of Smaland Legislature. He was presi- 
dent of the Swedish Match Co. Tennis 
Club from 1933 to 1939 and was club 
winner in 1936, 1937, and 1938. He was 
president of the Jonkoping-Huskvarna 
Golf Club from its start in 1936 and was 
elected an honorary member when he 
left in 1945. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. 
Ebba de Besche Bergenstrahle, whom he 
married in Stockholm on April 9, 1927; 
three daughters, Mrs. Kristina B. Win- 
berg, Mrs. Gunilla B. Akerman, and Mrs. 
Ebba B. Grenthe; five grandsons; three 
granddaughters; a brother; and two sis- 
ters. He was a member of Phi Delta Psi 
and Phi Beta Kappa. 

Wallace G. Fisher '29 

Wallace Garfield Fisher, owner and 
operator of Fisher's Market in Fort Fair- 
field since 1953, died at his home in that 
town on Sept. 14, 1966, after a long ill- 
ness. Born on April 22, 1906, in St. John, 
New Brunswick, Canada, he prepared for 
college at Fort Fairfield High School and 
attended Bowdoin from 1925 until 1929. 
For some years he managed First National 
Stores in Mars Hill and Millinocket. In 
1945 he returned to Mars Hill, where he 
owned and operated an I.G.A. supermar- 
ket until he had a severe heart attack, 
following which he moved back to Fort 
Fairfield, where he operated a small gro- 
cery store. 

Mr. Fisher was a member of the Fort 
Fairfield Chamber of Commerce and the 
Knights of Pythias of Mars Hill and a 
charter member of the Mars Hill Lions 
Club. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Jeannette Donaghy Fisher, whom he mar- 
ried on Nov. 4, 1932; two daughters, Mrs. 
Marilyn F. Cowan of Grand Forks, N.D., 

and Mrs. Wanda F. Jenkins of Milford, 
N.H.; a sister, Mrs. Beatrice Vanstone of 
Campbell River, British Columbia, Cana- 
da; and three grandchildren. His frater- 
nity was Sigma Nu. 

Henry G. Small '30 

Henry Gregg Small, sales manager for 
Nelson and Small in Portland, died in 
that city on Oct. 13, 1966. Born on Nov. 
17, 1906, in Brookline, Mass., he prepared 
for college at Winchester (Mass.) High 
School and the Browne and Nichols 
School in Cambridge, Mass., and follow- 
ing his graduation from Bowdoin was as- 
sociated for some years with the Stanwix 
Tire Corp. in Utica, N.Y., the Dobbs Tire 
Co. in Atlanta, Ga., and the Goodyear 
Tire and Rubber Co. in Laconia, N.H. 
In recent years he had been branch man- 
ager for Nelson and Small in Orono, be- 
fore moving to Portland in August 1965. 

A member of the Penobscot Valley 
Country Club and its board of governors 
while he lived in Orono, Mr. Small was 
a member of the Maine Senior Golf As- 
sociation and a number of Masonic 
groups, including the 32nd degree Scot- 
tish Rite. He is survived by his wife, 
Mrs. Laura Davies Small; a son, Henry 
G. Small Jr. of Falmouth Foreside; a 
daughter, Miss Carol A. Small of Fal- 
mouth Foreside; his mother, Mrs. Ben- 
jamin Small of Winchester, Mass.; and a 
sister, Mrs. James S. Mack of Venice, Fla. 
His fraternity was Delta Kappa Epsilon. 

Roger C. Kellogg '37 

Roger dishing Kellogg, for many 
years an executive of the Exeter Manu- 
facturing Co. and more recently of Mil- 
liken Industrials Inc., died unexpectedly 
on Oct. 3, 1966, at his home in Exeter, 
N.H. Born on March 3, 1914, in West 
Roxbury, Mass., he prepared for college 
at Wellesley (Mass.) High School and 
Williston Academy in Easthampton, Mass. 
Following his graduation from Bowdoin 
in 1937 he joined a textile manufacturing 
company in Lawrence, Mass., and the 
next year became associated with the Ex- 
eter Manufacturing Co. In 1940 he was 
appointed manager of the Industrial Fab- 
rics Division, a position which he held 
until Exeter Manufacturing was pur- 
chased by Milliken Industrials in Febru- 
ary of 1966. 

An enthusiastic golfer, Mr. Kellogg 
had served on various local golf club 
committees. He is survived by his wife, 
Mrs. Charlotte Nickerson Kellogg, . whom 
he married on June 24, 1938, in Melrose, 
Mass.; five daughters, Patricia, Frederica, 
and Leslie Kellogg of Exeter, Mrs. Thyra 
K. Starkweather of Hampton, N.H., and 
Mrs. Elizabeth K. Collins of Quincy, 
Mass.; his mother, Mrs. Charles W. Kel- 
logg of Morrisville, Vt.; a brother, War- 
ren Kellogg of Exeter; and three grand- 
children. He was a member of Psi Upsi- 
lon Fraternity. 

Wallace A. Stoneman '55 

Wallace Anderson Stoneman, a special- 
ist in business analysis and measurements 
with the General Electric Co. in Hender- 
sonville, N.C., died on Sept. 24, 1966, in 
New York City following a brief illness. 
Born on July 2, 1933, in Albany, N.Y., he 
prepared for college at Albany Academy. 
At Bowdoin he majored in government, 
was president of Chi Psi Fraternity, was 
a distinguished military student, and was 
on the dean's list as a senior. Following 
his graduation in 1955 he was associated 
for a time with his father, the late Henry 
W. Stoneman '30, in the firm of M. G. 
Stoneman & Son in Albany before enter- 
ing the Army in March of 1956 as a sec- 
ond lieutenant in the Transportation 
Corps. When he became a civilian again 
in the fall of 1956, he joined the General 
Electric Co. After eight years in the Sche- 
nectady, N.Y., area, he was transferred 
to Hendersonville, N.C., two years ago. 

Mr. Stoneman was a charter member of 
Trinity Presbyterian Church in Hender- 
sonville, of which he was both treasurer 
and a deacon. He was also active in the 
Y.M.C.A., particularly the Indian Guides, 
and was president of the Bruce Drysdale 
Elementary School P.T.A. in Henderson- 
ville. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Anne Morrill Stoneman, whom he mar- 
ried on June 25, 1955, in Concord, Mass.; 
five children, David A. Stoneman, Kim- 
berly A. Stoneman, Douglas M. Stoneman, 
Wendy A. Stoneman, and Wallace A. 
Stoneman Jr.; a brother, Ward C. Stone- 
man '54 of Menlo Park, Calif.; and his 
mother, Mrs. Henry W. Stoneman of Al- 
bany, N.Y. His fraternity was Chi Psi. 

Elmore D. Lundgren G'62 

Elmore Don Lundgren, a member of 
the faculty at Wellesley (Mass.) Senior 
High School since 1947, died at his home 
in Wellesley on Oct. 22, 1966, following 
a long illness. Born on May 12, 1913, in 
Lowell, Mass., he prepared for college at 
Lowell High School and was graduated 
from Boston University in 1935. He had 
earned master of arts degrees from Har- 
vard University in 1936 and from Bow- 
doin in August 1962, following four sum- 
mers of work here in mathematics in Na- 
tional Science Foundation Institutes. 

During World War II Mr. Lundgren 
served in the Navy. Before joining the 
faculty at Wellesley Senior High School, 
where he was a member of the mathe- 
matics department, he taught at St. 
Johnsbury Academy in Vermont and in 
New London, Conn. He was also a lec- 
turer in mathematics at the Boston Uni- 
versity Division of Continuing Education. 
Mr. Lundgren was a member of the 
Wellesley Congregational Church, where 
he served on the Social Action Commit- 
tee. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Pris- 
cilla Ridltey Lundgren; a son, Thomas 
Lundgren (15); and a daughter, Susan 
Lundgren (8) . He was a member of Phi 
Beta Kappa at Boston University. 



Postmaster: If undeliverable, return 
to the Alumni Office, Bowdoin 
College, Brunswick, Maine 04011. 


March • 1967 

MalMorrell'24 — 

Bowifoin's 'Mr. Athletics for All' 


University, Yes! 

Sirs: I have been interested in several 
recent statements in the Alumnus that 
seem to intimate more sense of a real 
Bowdoin than what I have seen before. 
. . . Since I think that I gained little from 
the College itself 20 years ago that I 
would not have gained from any accred- 
ited school, I heartily endorse its becoming 
a university. . . . Perhaps a radical re- 
construction of the school will accomplish 
some good. 

H. Berkley Peabody '50 

Salem, Maine 

Sirs: I suggest that Bowdoin's faculty 
committee should investigate graduate 
study at Bryn Mawr. Smallest of the 
Seven Sisters, it has about 740 undergrad- 
uates and has always been recognized for 
its academic excellence. However, many 
people are not aware that Bryn Mawr 
also has a graduate school of about 320 
who may earn a Ph.D. in any one of 22 
major departments. 

Mrs. Phineas Sprague ('50) 

Providence, R.I. 

| The faculty committee is aware of 
the Bryn Mawr program. Before making 
any recommendations, it will carefully 
study graduate programs at many insti- 
tutions similar to Bowdoin. 

University, No! 

Sirs: Bowdoin should not become a uni- 
versity—most certainly not— because of its 
isolation from a large urban center, back- 
ground of noted success in establishing 
personal contacts between students and 
teachers, and opportunity to train prom- 
ising young men not in advanced scholar- 
ship but in the art of well rounded, help- 
ful living. 

Let Bowdoin be judged and remem- 
bered not for its scholars but for its men. 

To faculty positions at Bowdoin should 
come scholars who are primarily inter- 
ested in teaching and for whom research 
is but a second interest. For Bowdoin a 
graduate school sounds far less exciting 
than the Upward Bound program. 

Wilson W. Knowlton '22 
San Francisco 

Sirs: The psychologists say that people 
watch the Indianapolis 500 with a mor- 
bid interest in the willingness of the 
drivers to accept voluntary and publicly 
the risk of death. Perhaps I have the 
same feelings about Bowdoin's willingness 
to entertain seriously the notion of add- 
ing a graduate school. . . . 

The only viable reason for adding a 
graduate program at Bowdoin would be 
prestige, and in saying that I intend no 

criticism or disrespect to a faculty and a 
college that have played so large a part 
in my own life and career. Prestige is of 
course important, whether it be in terms 
of how the faculty views itself or how 
the College is regarded by other acade- 
micians and the parents of prospective 
students. The prestige that might accrue 
to a graduate program, however, is too 
high a price to pay for the diversion of 
scarce resources and the myriad of mis- 
erable problems that would follow. . . . 

John B. Matthews '43 

Lexington, Mass. 

Sirs: Applause to Professor Coursen 
["The Case for Remaining a College," 
January Alumnus]. His final paragraphs 
state the essence of the problem. It does 
seem more logical to develop and stimu- 
late further those areas of academic life 
which have already begun. Ought we not 
first consider developing a freshman semi- 
nar program? And what about a faculty 
pay hike? 

Paul I. Karofsky '66 
New London, Conn. 

Sirs: "An Exciting Place," "Educating 
with a Difference," "We need Some Spe- 
cialists." How very truet But these sub- 
titles in Professor Hannaford's article 
describe Bowdoin as it is and as it should 
be— and as I remember it during the 
early years of the Depression. . . . 

To my way of thinking a college should 
be the door to a truly liberal arts educa- 
tion, exposing the student to as much of 
the spectrum of knowledge as its facilities 
permit. . . . 

Not all Bowdoin men have gone on to 
graduate work in some narrow field of 
study or profession. I am sure the vast 
bulk of them have done the same as I: 
they have gone into business or indus- 
try for a livelihood. But the excitement, 
the expansion of our mental horizons, the 
curiosity about the world around us has 
lingered through the years. It is this 
honing process that distinguishes Bow- 
doin from other, larger colleges and uni- 
versities, where the student tends to be 
swallowed up in the mechanics of the 

Long live Bowdoin College! 

Robert E. Campbell '33 
Pasadena, Calif. 

Sirs: ... I am opposed to Bowdoin be- 
coming a university. It was not difficult 
for me to side with Professor Coursen and 
quite difficult to follow Professor Hanna- 
ford's argument. . . . 

There have been dark rumors of deficit 
budgets. Before the university step is 
taken it appears from the two articles 
that more teachers are needed to fulfill 
the present commitment to undergradu- 
ates. From the observations of some out- 
of-state college teachers, it appears that 
Bowdoin needs to substantially raise its 
present salaries to teachers. 

Roger B. Ray '29 
Cape Elizabeth 

The Sigma Nu Affair 

Sirs: Few alumni would have pride in 
Bowdoin ... if members of the college 
community . . . were not free to voice 
their opinions on matters pertaining to 
the welfare of the College. . . . 

I wish to register my strong personal 
objection to Professor Mitchell's flat 
statement ["Letters," January Alumnus] 
that "in any college there is a conflict 
between the goals of the faculty and the 
goals of the alumni." This certainly was 
not formerly true at Bowdoin, and I 
doubt that it is today except possibly for 
minority groups within each body. . . . 
Further, I view as irresponsible the infer- 
ence that the Governing Boards have 
acted in other than the best interests of 
the College by "catering predominantly 
to the wishes of alumni," something I 
am confident they have not been guilty 
of doing. Professor Mitchell seems to 
have lost sight of the fact, or perhaps 
never realized that the Governing Boards 
are comprised of able, practical and de- 
voted men who are dedicated to the bet- 
terment of the College and who, in- 
dividually or as a group, would not fail 
to give careful consideration to the views 
and wishes of the faculty in achieving 
this aim. Let us not confuse Brunswick 
with Berkeley. 

Now, as regards to the Sigma Nu 
affair I can only express the hope that 
Sigma Nu will be permitted to resolve 
its problem in a manner it thinks best. 
As a member of a national fraternity 
(Theta Delta Chi) and a firm believer 
in the national fraternity system, par- 
ticularly as it is adapted to Bowdoin, I 
trust some means will be found by 
which the Bowdoin chapter of Sigma Nu 
can continue to serve the College and its 
national organization as it has so well in 
the past. 

Kenneth K. Rounds '28 
Charleston, S.C. 

Sirs: In reading the January issue, I 
discover that I missed the previous issue, 
which apparently contained an article 
which would very likely have raised my 
hair. At least, it looks as though a lot 
of other people are experiencing some 
nitty-gritty over the Sigma Nu Affair. 
Would you please change my ZIP Code 
from 48216 to 48202? Maybe that will 
help. I'll take this chance to compliment 
you and your staff on the sight and 
sound of the Alumnus. Suddenly, it's ex- 

Peter H. Hickey '59 
Detroit, Mich. 


Sirs: Recent issues of the Alumnus have 
been terrific. It is a timely, informative 
free spirit; a bright new gadfly for the 
Bowdoin community. Please keep the 
fires stoked. . . . 

Robert C. Shepherd '57 
Washington, D.C. 



Volume 41 

March 1967 

Number 3 

Edward Born '57 

Associate Editors: 
Robert M. Cross '45 
Glenn K. Richards '60 

The Alumni Council 
President, John F. Reed '37; Vice President, 
Roscoe C. Ingalls Jr. '43; Secretary, Glenn 
K. Richards '60; Treasurer, Glenn R. Mc- 
Intire '25. Members-at-Large: 1967: William 
H. Thalheimer '27, Robert C. Porter '34, 
John F. Reed '37, W. Bradford Briggs '43; 
1968: F. Erwin Cousins '24; Richard C. 
Bechtel '36, Jeffrey J. Carre '40, Roscoe C. 
Ingalls Jr. '43; 1969: Stephen F. Leo '32, 
Donald F. Barnes '35, Leonard W. Cronk- 
hite Jr. '41, Willard B. Arnold III '51; 1970: 
William S. Burton '37, C. Nelson Corey '39, 
Lawrence Dana '35, Dr. Kenneth W. Sewall 
'29. Faculty Member: Nathan Dane II '37. 
Other Council members are the representa- 
tives of recognized local alumni clubs and 
the editor of the Bowdoin Alumnus. 

In This Issue 

2 The Fairness of Holmes, the Devotion of Yawkey, and 
a Skill Something like Mayor Curley's 
Mai Mori ell's tenure as athletic director is a time of great 
days with Adam Walsh, Jack McGee and Nels Corey '39, 
of the lean 1950's, and of hope for the future. When he re- 
tires on July 1, Bowdoin athletics will lose a longtime friend. 

6 Needed: Students with Diverse Interests 

The faculty has concluded that Bowdoin needs more special- 
ists—be they athletes, dissenters, or scholars— among its stu- 
dents. The President agrees. The result: a Special Committee 
on Student Recruitment representing all elements of the 
college community. 

8 Small Colleges Must Encourage Research 

To Maintain Their Science Programs Samuel S. Butcher 
Only the presence of faculty members engaged in research 
will guarantee strong science programs at small colleges. A 
chemistry professor tells how to encourage research. 

The opinions expressed in the Bowdoin Alumnus 
are those of the authors, not of the College. Copy- 
right 1967 by The President and Trustees of Bow- 
doin College. 

11 The College 

The Alumni Fund 
Directors of the Alumni Fund 
Chairman, J. Philip Smith '29; Vice Chair- 
man, Lewis V. Vafiades '42; Secretary, Rob- 
ert M. Cross '45. 1967: J. Philip Smith '29; 
1968: Lewis V. Vafiades '42; 1969: Gordon 
C. Knight '32; 1970: L. Robert Porteous Jr. 
'46; 1971: Albert F. Lilley '54. 

16 Alumni Clubs 

17 Class News 

29 In Memory 

Member of the American Alumni Council 
The Bowdoin Alumnus: published bimonthly by 
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine 04011. Second 
class postage paid at Brunswick, Maine. 

Cover portrait by Donald R. Lent, visiting lecturer in art. 

The fairness of Holmes, the devotion of Yawkey, 
and a skill something like Mayor Curley's 

When Mai Morrell '24 retires on July 1 , Bowdoin athletics will lose a longtime friend. 

Malcolm E. Morrell arrived on the campus in the fall 
of 1920. As a freshman he played halfback on the 
varsity football team, ran on the indoor track squad, 
caught on the baseball team, and cut physical training 
eighty-three times. 

Since then he has been involved with Bowdoin ath- 
letics every year except 1924-25 when he was director 
of athletics and coach of football, hockey and baseball 
at Augusta's Cony High School. He returned to Bow- 
doin in the fall of 1925 as assistant football coach and 
as assistant to Director of Athletics John M. Cates. 
When Cates left for Yale in 1927 Morrell became act- 
ing director of athletics and coach of football. A year 
later he was named director of athletics. He coached 
football through the 1929 season, and although his 
teams were not spectacular he did make a great con- 
tribution to the game when he proposed in 1928 that 
a forward pass should be thrown from any place be- 
hind the line of scrimmage. Under the old rule a pass- 
er had to be within five yards of the line of scrimmage 
when he released the ball. 

Certainly no one knows more about intercollegiate 
sports at Bowdoin than Morrell, and no one at Bow- 
doin has a greater appreciation of the proper role of 
athletics and physical education at a college. 

During his years here, he has seen the control of 
intercollegiate sports pass from an Athletic Council 
independent of the College to full institutional con- 
trol. He helped to integrate intercollegiate sports and 
physical education into a single program. (That they 
were separate when he was a student explains why he 
was charged with so many absences in physical train- 
ing.) He helped to increase the number of inter- 
collegiate sports at Bowdoin from seven to sixteen. He 
helped in the planning and realization of Pickard 
Field and Field House and the New Gymnasium. 

The addition of buildings and sports teams is only 
part of the story of a successful athletic director. An- 
other part is the story of the coaches who willingly 
worked under him and of the undergraduates who 
played for those coaches. Morrell has played for or 
worked with all of Bowdoin's great coaches— baseball's 
Ben Houser, track's legendary Jack McGee, swim- 
ming's Bob Miller, and football's Adam Walsh and 
Nels Corey '39. 

Schedules also reflect a good athletic director, and 

Bowdoin under Morrell's guidance has long followed 
a philosophy which holds that colleges with similar 
institutional goals make the best sports rivals. The 
competition on the playing fields between Bowdoin 
and such colleges as Amherst, Williams, Wesleyan, 
Tufts, Colby, Bates, and Maine form an important 
part of the College's educational heritage. 

If Morrell who retires on July 1 has any regrets 
they would include not playing on the 1921 football 
team which was captained by his brother Al '22 and 
was the last undefeated football team at Bowdoin. 
They would also include the last years of Adam 
Walsh's tenure and his resignation in 1958. 

"Adam Walsh was a great man and a great coach," 
says Morrell. "I was very close to him." Morrell knew 
the captain of Notre Dame's famous Seven Mules and 
Four Horsemen before he hired him away from 
Harvard, where he was an assistant, in 1935 to become 
Bowdoin's varsity football coach. 

Football then, as today, was the sport which ranked 
above all others for sheer excitement and for the 
ability to bolster morale and attract to Bowdoin good 
students in all fields. 

Overnight, Walsh's teams brought Bowdoin out of 
the doldrums. From his first season in 1935 until 
World War II interrupted football after the 1942 
season, his teams compiled a record of 34-16-6 and 
seven State Series championships. Success on the field 
helped in the classroom. The grade average of the 
1936 team was above that of the fraternity which had 
won the scholarship cup the preceding June. 

The instant success in football, arrived at through 
excellent coaching and skillful but entirely honest 
recruiting by Morrell and Walsh, came the same year 
that Bowdoin assumed control over its intercollegiate 
sports from the Athletic Council. This move ended 
an oftentimes bitter struggle that had begun shortly 
after Morrell was hired. 

Morrell still refuses to talk about that period in 
any detail in the belief that a full account would only 
open old wounds. He is also quick to point out that 
several of the Athletic Council members went on to 
serve the College with distinction after the change. 

Discontent with the Athletic Council's operation 
arose among students when they became convinced 
that athletics were being run for the alumni's, not the 

students' benefit. Alumnus Undergraduate Editor 
Philip C. Ahern '32 summed up the situation in the 
January 1932 issue after the athletic department had 
tried to force more students to participate: 

No plan such as has been proposed will work 
when winning teams for alumni spectators and 
alumni critics is the goal. . . . Only when the coach 
becomes his own master and when the undergrad- 
uate acts of his own free will can the true ideal be 
attained. Alumni pressure must be removed. . . . 

The troubles that had plagued athletics were of 
course not unique to Bowdoin. Most colleges and uni- 
versities were taking over control of their teams at 
about the same time. Athletics, like student centers, 
fraternities, open-shelf libraries, more liberal social 
rules— and even such curricular innovations as mod- 
ern foreign languages and physical sciences— were the 
result of student and former student (alumni) agita- 
tion and initiative. But sooner or later they had to 
come under institutional control if they were to serve 
an educational end. 

The war undid much of the work that had been 
started by Morrell and his coaches. Football was sus- 
pended after the 1942 season, and Walsh went on 
leave in 1943. Other sports were conducted informally. 

Even during this period Morrell and others were 
looking to the future. Additional facilities— especially 

a covered hockey rink (which did not come until 
1956) and squash courts (a part of the New Gymna- 
sium which opened in the fall of 1965) —were needed. 
Plans were drawn and Morrell announced them in the 
August 1945 issue of the Alumnus. 

The College resumed intercollegiate competition 
in the fall of 1946. George "Dinny" Shay coached foot- 
ball that season. Adam, who had coached the Cleve- 
land Rams to a pro championship in 1945, returned 
in 1947 after the Rams moved to Los Angeles. There 
was no freshman team yet, but there was a junior 
varsity squad which played several prep schools. In 
the prewar days Bowdoin had fielded varsity, junior 
varsity, and freshman A and B teams. Yet interest in 
sports was high. A record 105 students turned out for 
baseball in the spring of 1947. During the 1947-48 
season Bowdoin fielded 14 varsity, junior varsity, and 
freshman teams in hockey, swimming, indoor track, 
fencing, rifle, and basketball, then in its second season. 
The larger student enrollment of that period was off- 
set because most students were studying year around 
and had only two years of varsity eligibility. 

The results were not as spectacular as they had 
been during the pre- World War II years, but Bowdoin 
athletics were on a firm foundation of high student 
interest and participation. Fifty or more students on 
the football team were the rule. 


A decline in participation, especially in football, 
came shortly after Bowdoin entered into an agreement 
with Amherst, Williams, Wesleyan, and Dartmouth 
whereby, among other things, coaches could no longer 
recruit. Whether there is a causal relationship is de- 
batable, but the bleakest period in the history of 
Bowdoin football began in 1954, three years after the 
agreement was signed. From 1954 through 1959 Bow- 
doin football teams had a record of 4-35-2. From 1935 
through 1953 Bowdoin teams had won 63, lost 40, tied 
8, and earned 11 State Series titles. What is clear 
is that Walsh, McGee and Morrell were great re- 
cruiters. "Adam and I went out and sold the College 
like hell," says Morrell. "So did Jack. We could not 
offer a boy admission or financial aid, but we could 
use all the persuasive powers we could summon, and 
we could guarantee a boy that if he were admitted 
and were doing a good job in the classroom, he would 
never have to leave for financial reasons." This policy 
remains in effect today. 

Walsh and McGee of course had national reputa- 
tions. In fact McGee's many years as coach of the 
U.S. Olympic team had earned him an international 
reputation. Adam was a great story teller, and rare 
was the prospective student, even one who had never 
put on a high school football uniform and would 
never wear one in college, who could resist his mag- 
netism when he recounted those glorious days of Knute 
Rockne at Notre Dame or told about his great Bow- 
doin teams of the 1930's. Here, any youth would tell 
you, was a man. 

Bowdoin Fell Behind 


owdoin erred not in signing the 1951 agreement, 
no doubt a reaction to what was occurring nationally 
in intercollegiate sports, but in failing to find non- 
coaches who could match McGee, Morrell, or Walsh 
as recruiters of a sufficient number of athletes who 
could meet the College's rising standards of admission 
and still perform well on the playing fields. There 
are other reasons for Bowdoin's decline in athletics. 
The College failed to keep pace financially during the 
1950's; tuition and other charges increased at a faster 
rate than did its scholarship funds. Its salaries to fac- 
ulty members fell behind. Its curriculum needed up- 
dating. Certainly in the area of long-range planning 
it was far behind its competitors. In short, Bowdoin 
was not as attractive to the prospective student as it 
once had been. 

As director of athletics, Morrell was principally 
concerned with maintaining the College's standards 
of excellence in intercollegiate competition with Bow- 

"This College never did and 
never will permit a desire for 
undefeated teams to affect its 
overall policy. At the same time, 
if we are practical, we have to admit 
that any program to have any real 
meaning must have a measure 
of success in actual games won." 

doin's academic peers. Without bitterness or malice, 
but in a straightforward honest way, he laid bare the 
problem on numerous occasions in speeches, articles 
in the Alumnus, and reports to the President and 
Governing Boards. Bowdoin simply lacked enough 
athletes to compete effectively. 
In December 1956 he said: 

We organize the alumni to form the Govern- 
ing Boards to run the College. We organize the 
alumni under the alumni secretary and fund direc- 
tors to raise money for the College. Whenever the 
College needs to have some special work done, the 
alumni are organized in one way or another to get 
the job done. Why shouldn't we organize the 
alumni to help one of the most important func- 
tions, that of securing an outstanding student body? 
On another occasion he stated: 

This College never did and never will permit a 
desire for undefeated teams to affect its overall 
policy. At the same time, if we are practical, we 
have to admit that any program to have any real 
meaning must have a measure of success in actual 
games won. 

A small college of high standards located off 
the beaten path in the northeast corner of the 
country needs to do an exceptional selling job, 
needs to organize and use all of its resources, if, 
over the long haul, it is to have its full share of 
the type of undergraduate— student, leader, and 
athlete— that the best institutions in this country 
want for themselves. 

Harvard is considered a fair institution from 
the educational point of view. And Harvard re- 
cently decided that the most desirable subfresh- 
man would not automatically enroll there because 
of its inherent prestige. Officials decided to go out 
and sell Harvard all over the United States. In the 
course of this selling job they somehow attracted 
more athletes than they had been getting. Don't 
bet against too many Harvard teams in the next 
few years. What Harvard can do, fairly and honest- 
ly and without any change in standards, we can do. 

Few were listening in the 1950's. A host of prob- 
lems were confronting the College at the time, and 
the College apparently lacked the human resources to 

attack all of them with equal vigor. Yet there were 
members of the faculty who heard. The Faculty Com- 
mittee on the Self Study of 1954-56 devoted much 
time to the problem of admissions in its broadest 
context, and it urged the utilization of all the human 
resources of the College under the direction of "an 
informed, efficient, and alert admissions office." 

In terms of wins and losses, Bowdoin's athletic 
fortunes began picking up during the 1959-60 seasons. 
The hockey team posted an 11-11 record, its best since 
1953-54. The swimming team won 5 and lost 3 that 
season. Only one other Bowdoin swimming team had 
finished with a winning record since 1952-53. The 
football team won two games in 1959— the most any 
Bowdoin team had won in a single season since 1953. 
In 1960 Nels Corey '39 coached the Bears to their 
best record in eight years and to a State Series title. 

Since then, Bowdoin teams have enjoyed some 
great successes. Corey's great football team of 1963 
won 6, lost 1, and swept the State Series with a 7-0 
upset of Maine. Coach Charlie Butt's swimming teams 
of 1962-63 and 1963-64 won 16 of 17 meets and fin- 
ished second in the New Englands. His soccer teams 
have won the State Series for the past two years. Sid 
Watson's 1960-61 hockey team won 16 and lost 5. 
Danny MacFayden's 1966 baseball team finished 14-4. 
Frank Sabasteanski '41 has coached two hammer 
throwers who have won or finished second in 
N.C.A.A. national competition. The list of individual 
athletes who rank among Bowdoin's best is long. 

Yet, in the opinion of Morrell and others, the lack 
of participation which characterized teams of the 
1950's still persists, especially in football. No football 
team in the past seven years has had more than thirty- 
six players on the roster. Corey's 1963 team numbered 
thirty-four. Now that football has returned to vir- 
tually free substitution, the lack of numbers is more 
acute. Without an adequate number of players those 
students who do play are exposed to physical dangers 
that can hardly be considered educationally valid. Al- 
most as important is the fact that the game is no 
longer fun— and football like every sport at Bowdoin's 
level is intended for the enjoyment of its participants. 

"Many alumni ask me two questions," says Mor- 
rell. "Are we fielding too many teams, and aren't there 
students already in college who have the ability to 
make a contribution but are unwilling to play? I do 
not think that we are fielding too many teams. We 
have always had about the same number of sports as 
have our competitors and for many years we held our 
own against them. I do not know of any athletes— es- 
pecially football players— who should be out and are 
not. Bates, with an enrollment of fewer than five hun- 
dred men, had thirty-eight upperclassmen on their 

team this year. We dressed fewer than thirty for most 
of our games. Because Bates plays freshmen their foot- 
ball squad numbered sixty." 

A recent move by the College, although not in- 
tended to help only the athletic situation, could result 
in a greater number of athletes at the College. Last 
fall, at President Coles's direction, the Faculty Com- 
mittee on Preparatory Schools and Admissions, of 
which Professor of Economics Albert Abrahamson 
'26 is chairman, began an intensive study of Bow- 
doin's current student recruitment policies and pro- 
cedures. This study, which is still going on, has pro- 
duced some recommendations which have been unan- 
imously accepted by the faculty and endorsed by the 
Governing Boards and appear elsewhere in this issue 
of the Alumnus. 

An Honest Voice 


alcolm E. Morrell '24 is hardly John the Baptist, 
but in a sense he was a voice crying in the wilderness 
for many years. And his was a voice too honest, too 
much ringing with a love of alma mater and an ap- 
preciation of Bowdoin's educational offering to be 
ignored forever. "I feel that it has been a great privi- 
lege to work for Bowdoin all these years," he says. "I 
have always been proud of Bowdoin and I always will. 
I have enjoyed my association with the present coach- 
ing staff which I believe to be outstanding in every 
respect. As a retired but interested alumnus I hope 
that I will continue to make some contribution to the 

The qualities that made Morrell a successful ath- 
letic director, one whose opinions were respected by 
many in the field of intercollegiate athletics, were best 
summed up in 1952 when he was honored by the 
Boston Alumni Club. At that time his great and good 
friend, the late Bill Cunningham of the Boston Her- 
ald quoted a letter (he did not say who wrote it) 
from a member of the Bowdoin faculty to a friend: 

"There are at least 13 different sports in which 
Bowdoin participates with other colleges every 
year, and the intercollegiate program is paralleled 
by a vigorous intramural program in almost all 

"The holding together of these parts and seeing 
that they function properly requires a sense of fair- 
ness and a judgment like Justice Holmes', and an 
unflagging devotion like Tom Yawkey's, bound to- 
gether with something like Mayor Curley's skill. 
... I doubt if many successful athletic directors 
are held in such high esteem by every member of 
the faculty as Mai is at Bowdoin. . . ." 

Fifteen years later those words still ring true. 


A few more specialists— be they athletes, 
dissenters, or scholars— would make Bow- 
doin a better college. It will take an 
institution-wide effort to recruit them. 

Last fall President Coles directed 
that the Faculty Committee on 
Preparatory Schools and Admis- 
sions should begin an intensive 
study of the College's student re- 
cruitment policies and procedures 
and recommend improvements. 

The committee submitted its 
first report to the faculty in Janu- 
ary. It was approved without dis- 
sent and subsequently endorsed by 
the Governing Boards at their mid- 
winter meetings. According to its 
chairman, Albert Abrahamson '26, 
George Lincoln Skolfield Jr. pro- 
fessor of economics, the committee 
does not consider that its work has 
been completed and expects to is- 
sue another report before the end 
of the 1967-68 academic year. 

Other members of the committee 
are Walter R. Boland, assistant pro- 
fessor of sociology; Dean of Stu- 
dents Jerry Wayne Brown; Presi- 
dent Coles; Dean of the College A. 
LeRoy Greason Jr.; Daniel Levine, 
associate professor of history; 
Frank F. Sabasteanski '41, coach of 
track; Hubert S. Shaw '36, director 
of admissions; and James Turner 
'58, assistant professor of physics. 

Herewith their report: 

"All private colleges and uni- 
versities are continuously question- 
ing their admissions policies in an 
effort to ascertain whether their 
resources are being used in optimal 
fashion. The degree of their con- 
cern varies greatly. It depends in 
part on the goals set by a given 
institution, and in part on the 
priority currently given to the 
problem of student selection in 
comparison with that given to 

other goals such as faculty develop- 
ment, plant development, expan- 
sion in numbers, and new pro- 

"At Bowdoin, a strong hope has 
recently emerged that vigorous 
well-organized programs for the 
further development of the student 
body might soon be inaugurated. 
Faculty, alumni, administrative of- 
ficers, trustees, overseers, and the 
student body itself share this hope. 
Depending on the particular point 
of view of each observer, attention 
has been called to the paucity of 
the following: underprivileged stu- 
dents, non-New Englanders, dean's 
list members, dissenters, athletes, 
departmental honors candidates, 
musicians, writers, student leaders, 
Latin honors candidates, and can- 
didates for non-professional grad- 
uate work. 

"Without assessing the precise ac- 
curacy of the individual criticisms, 
the committee is convinced that, 
taken as a whole, they justify im- 
mediate and intensive institution- 
wide efforts directed toward the 
improvement of the quality of the 
incoming student. We emphasize 
the word 'institution-wide,' for we 
feel that the resources— primarily 
those of the admissions office— 
presently devoted to the recruit- 
ment and selection of students are 
inadequate to meet present and 
emergent problems. 

"We feel strongly the need for 
an intensive effort in this area com- 
parable to that made in recent 
years to acquire capital and to ex- 
pand the numbers and compensa- 
tion of the faculty. The capital 

fund drive succeeded, we believe, 
because the various groups which 
compose the College augmented 
the efforts of the development office 
in a dramatic and highly organized 
appeal for funds. We urge, there- 
fore, that the faculty, administra- 
tive officers, the Governing Boards, 
the student body, and the alumni 
be brought together into a special 
task force designed to increase sub- 
stantially the program for seeking 
and attracting student talent. 

"Specifically, we propose a com- 
mittee made up of one representa- 
tive from each of the following 
groups: administrative officers, ad- 
missions officers, Alumni Council, 
faculty, Governing Boards, and 
students. The members of the com- 
mittee shall be appointed by the 
President of the College after con- 
sultation with the groups con- 
cerned. A full-time coordinator or 
executive secretary should be made 
available to the committee, and 
sufficient funds should be allotted 
to the committee to enable it to 
undertake a task of considerable 

"The responsibility of the com- 
mittee shall be to develop and 
oversee a special recruitment pro- 
gram to implement College policy 
on admissions. The committee will, 
presumably, utilize in effective and 
appropriate ways the skills of the 
various groups which make up the 

"Simultaneously, the groups now 
concerned with and responsible for 
the admissions process shall con- 
tinue in their present efforts. Re- 
sponsibility for admissions policies 

and decisions shall continue to rest 
with the Faculty Committee on 
Preparatory Schools and Admis- 
sions and the director of admis- 
sions. The Faculty Committee on 
Preparatory Schools and Admis- 
sions shall continue (1) its study 
of the composition of the present 
student body, (2) its discussions of 
desirable changes therein, and (3) 
procedures for effecting the desired 
changes. It shall report its conclu- 
sions during the second semester 
of the academic year 1967-68, to- 

gether with its recommendations 
for evaluating the efficacy of any 
recommended changes in goals and 

"Even as this study continues, 
vigorous action to find the best 
possible candidates for Bowdoin is 
called for now. Not to act now is 
only to make more urgent the ef- 
fort that will eventually have to 
be made if Bowdoin is to be com- 
petitive in the search for able stu- 
dents of diversified and interesting 

The Special Committee 

President Coles announced the 
creation of the Special Committee 
on Student Recruitment in mid- 

The President stated: "Bow- 
doin's educational resources are 
varied, and the College seeks a 
student body as interestingly di- 
versified as its programs, both cur- 
ricular and extracurricular. Only 
by admitting students who them- 
selves are as varied and interesting 
as the educational programs and 
activities planned for them will 
the College find its fulfillment. 

"The need to recruit a diversi- 
fied student body is urgent if the 
College is to realize the full poten- 

tial of the excellent resources of 
faculty, programs, and facilities 
which have been developed in re- 
cent years." 

Named to the committee were: 
A. LeRoy Greason Jr., Phi Beta 
Kappa graduate of Wesleyan; 
member of the English department 
since 1952; dean of students from 
1963 to 1966; dean of the College 
since July 1, 1966. He will serve 
as chairman of the committee. 

Albert Abrahamson '26, summa 
cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa 
graduate; member of the faculty 
since 1928; George Lincoln Skol- 
field Jr. professor of economics; 
has served in the federal govern- 

Cronkhite '41 

mm msam 

Georgitis '68 


Moulton '58 

Wiley '49 

Abrahamson '26 

Richards '60 

ment under several Presidents be- 
ginning with F.D.R. and most re- 
cently as a senior staff associate 
with the Office of Science Re- 
sources Planning of the National 
Science Foundation. He will repre- 
sent the faculty. 

Walter H. Moulton '58, assistant 
director of admissions since 1961; 
while in College a dean's list stu- 
dent, winner of the Hawthorne 
Prize for short story writing, mem- 
ber of the Glee Club, and par- 
ticipant in interfraternity athletics; 
served as instructor of gunnery at 
the Army Artillery and Missile 
School, Fort Sill, Okla , 1958-60. He 
will represent the admissions office. 

Richard A. Wiley '49, summa 
cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa 
graduate; Rhodes Scholar; former 
president of the Boston Alumni 
Club and member of the Alumni 
Council; elected to the board of 
overseers in June 1966; frequent 
contributor to legal publications; 
partner in the Boston law firm of 
Bingham, Dana, and Gould. He 
will represent the Governing 

Dr. Leonard W. Cronkhite '41, 
cum laude graduate of Bowdoin in 
1946; served with the Army dur- 
ing World War II and rose from 
the rank of second lieutenant to 
major in three years; currently a 
brigadier general in the Army Re- 
serve and head of a special forces 
combat unit; director of Children's 
Hospital Medical Center, Boston, 
since 1963; member of the Alumni 
Council. He will represent the 
Alumni Council. 

James W. Georgitis '68, graduate 
of Orono (Maine) High School, 
where he was a member of the 
National Honor Society; dean's list 
student; president of Zeta Psi Fra- 
ternity; honorary co-captain of the 
freshman lacrosse team; varsity 
football letterman; member of 
ROTC. He will represent the stu- 
dent body 

Alumni Secretary Glenn K. 
Richards '60 will serve as secretary 
to the special committee. 

Small colleges must encourage research 
to maintain their science programs 

by Samuel S. Butcher 

Most liberal arts colleges tell a prospective teacher they welcome research on their campuses. 
In reality, many do not because they do not know how to encourage it. 

Bowdoin and other leading liberal arts colleges face 
a crisis in science education. Confronted with higher 
costs and more competition from large universities 
for teachers and students, they must seek new answers 
to the question of how they can continue to offer high 
quality programs in science. 

The question, obviously, can be cast in terms of 
the social sciences and humanities as well, but con- 
tinued excellence at small colleges in these disciplines 
is not threatened to the extent that it is in science. 
The nation's demand for more scientific and techno- 
logical advancements has led the federal government 
to expend huge sums on research and development 
($15.9 billion in the 1966 fiscal year, two-thirds of the 
country's total expenditures in these areas) and has 
lured many of the best scientists from liberal arts 
colleges to universities and industries where the cli- 
mate for research is more hospitable. 

The exodus of prospective teachers from liberal 
arts colleges does not mean that few young scien- 
tists are interested in teaching undergraduates, but 
rather that few of them are willing to do so at the 
expense of their scientific careers. In the view from a 
graduate school most small colleges do not appear to 
be interested in having science done on their cam- 
puses. Only the presence of faculty members engaged 
in research can persuade them otherwise. The number 
of teachers at liberal arts colleges engaged in research 
is pitifully small. During 1964, for instance, the Na- 
tional Science Foundation (only one of many govern- 
ment agencies which award grants for research and 
development and a very small one at that) awarded a 
total of $40 million for some 1,200 biological and 
medical sciences basic research projects. Only thirty- 
seven of those projects, for which a total of $750,000 
was awarded, were being done on the campuses of 
private liberal arts colleges. It cannot be charged that 

this is the fault of the National Science Foundation. 
The blame must lay with the colleges. 

Today nearly every liberal arts college assures a 
prospective faculty member that it encourages re- 
search by its faculty. Although the immediate response 
to this might be "but of course," in fact this state- 
ment must be spelled out because too many colleges 
until recently have actually discouraged research. 
Closer examination shows that most still do not know 
what it takes to encourage research. 

A college which wants research to be conducted by 
its faculty must provide financial support, time, and 
an environment favorable to research. Let us consider 
each of these three points in greater detail to elimi- 
nate any confusion about their meanings. 

It is probably not necessary to spell out the im- 
portance of financial assistance for support of re- 
search. Fortunately, money for research in the sciences 
is available from sources outside the college. In addi- 
tion to the National Science Foundation such federal 
agencies as the National Institutes of Health and the 
Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, and 
such private sources as the Alfred P. Sloan Founda- 
tion, the Research Corporation (which has aided 
Bowdoin in mathematics) , and the Petroleum Re- 
search Fund have been willing to support science in 
small colleges. Yet the college that encourages research 
must provide financial aid at least in those areas where 
outside support has been difficult to obtain. 

The need for time to do research should be appar- 
ent, but it is the item most often lacking in small 
college science departments. To make the matter 
more complicated, "time to do research" is often con- 
fused with "time to direct undergraduate research." 
The introduction of the undergraduate to research 
has become an integral part of the science curricula 
at good small colleges (thanks to NSF support, Bow- 


doin for instance had fifteen students doing research 
last summer) . Undergraduate research, however, 
should exist for the benefit of the undergraduate, not 
of the faculty member, and generally speaking the 
necessity of having a faculty engaged in research is 
not satisfied by the presence of undergraduate re- 
search. Such projects are respectable undertakings and 
can be stimulating to a faculty member as well as to a 
student. They are, nevertheless, a form of teaching as 
far as the faculty member is concerned. 

If a teacher's research is important it should not 
be relegated to evenings and Saturday afternoons. 
Time can be provided only by reducing the teaching 
load and extra-class responsibilities of the faculty. 
For a faculty member to suggest that the faculty 
should relinquish some control of a college as exer- 
cised through faculty committees may border on 

heresy. Yet the number of committees whose respon- 
sibilities are perfunctory and time-consuming probab- 
ly exceeds those which determine anything resembling 
policy. It is possible for the faculty to delegate much 
more responsibility than it presently does while re- 
taining an advisory relationship with the individuals 
making the decisions. 

Teaching loads may be reduced either by increas- 
ing the size of the faculty or by reducing the number 
of course offerings. The university is able to reduce 
the teaching load by turning over some of the teach- 
ing responsibilities to graduate students. This serves 
the multiple purpose of providing graduate students 
with an income and some teaching experience and of 
relieving the faculty of the time-consuming tasks of 
grading papers and supervising laboratories. While 
the limited means of the small college usually pre- 


eludes increasing the size of the faculty to reduce the 
teaching load, much can be done to ease the disparity 
which exists between the teaching loads at small col- 
leges and at universities. Most college science depart- 
ments offer more courses than are necessary. Depart- 
mental autonomy, which has permitted individual de- 
partments to develop strong curricular programs in 
physics, chemistry, and biology, has at the same time 
prevented these departments from exploring common 
grounds of interest and from avoiding duplication of 
course offerings. 

Of the thirty or so courses offered each year by the 
departments of chemistry, physics, and biology at 
Bowdoin, two or three could be eliminated by depart- 
mental cooperation. In addition, individual depart- 
ments offer more courses than are necessary. The rea- 
sons are many. One of them may be described as the 
tendency to assume that the quality of instruction is 
directly related to the time demanded of the depart- 
ment's majors. Requirements, real and imaginary, es- 
tablished by medical and graduate schools have also 
played a role in determining the number of science 
courses at Bowdoin. 

Faculties Are Conservative 


small college science department cannot afford 
to spread its manpower over a curriculum which 
makes less than the most efficient use of available 
time. Each department, by resisting the temptation 
to try to cover its entire field (which it cannot hope 
to do anyway) and by paying more attention to 
the continuity of subject matter as it is taught, could 
eliminate one or more courses from the college cata- 
logue. The elimination of six courses from the phy- 
sical sciences curriculum at Bowdoin would allow six 
faculty members to reduce their course loads from 
three to two courses a year and proportionately in- 
crease their time for research. 

There are at least two reasons why science depart- 
ments have not made these changes as quickly as they 
should have. In the first place curricular revision re- 
quires time. One can devote time to this only at the 
expense of some other activity. Secondly, a college 
faculty, which is popularly positioned somewhere to 
the left of Norman Thomas on the political spectrum, 
is as resistant to change within its own camp as is 
George Wallace in his. Neither the faculty nor the ad- 
ministration of many small colleges adequately recog- 
nizes the need for science departments (and probably 
those of other disciplines) to experiment with and 
examine critically their offerings. 

The third point, favorable environment, is meant 

to include anything not conveniently placed under 
financial aid or time. Communication with other 
workers in one's chosen field is very important. The 
discussion of a research problem in a seminar or over 
a cup of coffee is for many the best means of commu- 
nication. This level of communication will exist if 
there are a number of people working in a fairly nar- 
row field at the college, as is the case, thanks to the 
Research Corporation, with the Bowdoin mathematics 
department and its preponderance of algebraists. The 
needs of many scientists may be satisfied by opportu- 
nities to visit other laboratories. The two and a half 
hour drive to Boston is more of a burden to the un- 
dergraduate interested in a girl at Wellesley than it is 
to the scientist who wants to attend a seminar at 
M.I.T. or Harvard. One of the intangible aspects of 
favorable environment— but often an important one- 
is the attitude of the college community and the 
alumni toward the presence of research on the cam- 
pus. Too few people realize that the presence of re- 
search is as much a credit to the college as it is to the 

Another aspect of favorable environment is an 
adequate library. Happily, Bowdoin can be proud of 
its science collection which, supplemented by an in- 
terlibrary loan program to cover the absence of rarely 
used periodicals, is a strong accessory to a research 

Many liberal arts colleges such as Bowdoin are 
firmly convinced that research and teaching are not 
mutually exclusive activities but are closely related 
—that good teaching goes hand in hand with good re- 
search. Certainly the slowly increasing amount of re- 
search being done by members of the Bowdoin faculty 
and the President's willingness to grant leaves to con- 
duct research off the campus are indications of this, 
but much hard thinking and many decisions— some 
of them painful perhaps— still have to be made before 
the College can be certain that its science program 
will remain strong. 

Samuel S. Butcher gradu- 
ated from Albion College 
in 1958. He took a Ph.D. 
in chemistry at Harvard in 
1963 and was a postdoc- 
toral fellow of the National 
Research Council (Canada) 
from 1962 to 1964. He has 
been an assistant professor 
of chemistry at Bowdoin 
since 1964. 


The College 

Well-Earned Rest 

President Coles will be on sabbatic 
leave during 1967-68. He will 
spend much of the year at the Uni- 
versity of London attending lec- 
tures and seminars in the sciences 
and the philosophy of science. Mrs. 
Coles will accompany him. 

During his absence, which begins 
on July 1, Athern P. Daggett '25 
will serve as acting president. A 
member of the faculty since 1930 
and a former chairman of the gov- 
ernment and legal studies depart- 
ment, he holds the William Nel- 
son Cromwell professorship in con- 
stitutional and international law 
and government. 

After 15 years of brain-draining, 
exhausting work building a strong- 
er Bowdoin, the President is get- 
ting a well-earned rest and time 
for self-renewal. Presidential sab- 
baticals, incidentally, are not new 
at Bowdoin. The late K.C.M. Sills 
took one during the fall semester 
of 1924-25. He also went on leave 
for part of the 1933-34 year. 

Pentagonal Conference 

Bowdoin was the host for the 24th 
annual meeting of the Pentagonal 
Conference in mid-February. 

Twenty-four representatives (in- 
cluding all of the presidents) of 
Amherst, Dartmouth, Wesleyan, 
and Williams met with Bowdoin 
officials to discuss common inter- 
ests and problems. The three-day 
conference had as its general 
theme 'Articulation Between 
School and College." Three special 
guests— George H. Hanford, acting 
president of the College Entrance 
Examination Board; Arthur H. 
Kiendl Jr., headmaster of Mount 
Hermon School; and Richard W. 
Mechem, principal of Newton 

(Mass.) North High School— pro- 
vided a non-college perspective to 
the issue. 

Although less free wheeling than 
past Pentagonal meetings (until 
last year, when the general theme 
was "Articulation Between Gradu- 
ate School and College" at Wil- 
liams, the meetings were almost 
entirely unstructured) , the discus- 
sions covered many subjects, ac- 
cording to Dean of the College A. 
LeRoy Greason Jr. "The school 
officials thought the Pentagonal 
Colleges could do a better job of 
defining the type of student they 
are seeking," he said. "One even 
said that if our students were in- 
terchangeable—and not all of the 
college officials agreed they were— 
we ought to say so." 

In this age of the turned-on gen- 
eration, the deans had some prob- 
lems of their own to discuss. They 
agreed that today's students want 
real responsibilities, a role in mak- 
ing policy. "They aren't interested 
in fun and games, such as running 
dances or working on yearbooks," 
Greason said. The deans also 
agreed that students were naive to 
think, as many do, that other 
groups in the college community 
had various absolute powers. Too 
frequently, Greason said, students 
think that faculties or administra- 
tions are monoliths. 

There was also a feeling among 
the conferees that many students 
would benefit from a year or two 
of military or job experience be- 
fore entering college. Were it not 
for the draft, the colleges might 
offer admission on a delayed basis 
—that is, inform a student during 
his senior year in high school that 
a place was being reserved for him 
in an entering class of two years 
hence. In the meantime, he ought 
to get a job and grow up. 

One decision was made during 
the three-day conference. Amherst, 
Bowdoin, Wesleyan and Williams 
reaffirmed their 1964 policy on 
athletics which, among other 
things, restricts post-season team 
participation and forbids direct re- 
cruiting by coaches. The presidents 
and athletic directors of the four 
colleges will meet in May to iron 
out certain differences in inter- 
preting the agreement. 

Geary Named 
Longfellow Professor 

Edward J. Geary, chairman of the 
Romance languages department, 
has been elected by the Governing 
Boards to the Henry Wadsworth 
Longfellow professorship of Ro- 
mance languages. 

Considered to be one of the out- 
standing scholars in the field of 
18th century intellectual history, 
Geary taught for ten years at Har- 
vard (which awarded him an hon- 
orary M.A. in 1960) , left for Cor- 
nell and a full professorship in 
French in 1963, and was lured to 
Bowdoin two years later to become 
a department chairman. 

He is the fourth man named to 
the Longfellow chair. It was en- 
dowed with funds raised by sub- 
scription in 1876, a year after 
Longfellow returned to the Col- 
lege to read "Morituri Salutamus" 
which he had written for his 50th 
class reunion. 

Wilders Are Retiring 

Philip Wilder has touched on al- 
most every significant aspect of 
Bowdoin activity and development. 
He has worked diligently and en- 
thusiastically, to the betterment of 
the College and of all those per- 
sons associated with him. His loy- 


Philip & Elisabeth Wilder 
Durable and delightful people. 

ally has been unswerving and un- 
matched. —James S. Coles 

Two durable and delightful people 
at Bowdoin are retiring on July 1. 
Philip S. Wilder '23, assistant to 
the president and director of stu- 
dent aid, is ending a career that 
began at Bowdoin in 1927. At the 
same time Mrs. Wilder is stepping 
down as vice president at large of 
the Society of Bowdoin Women, an 
organization she has served for 
more years than would be polite 
to mention in these columns. 

Until 1946 Wilder served as 
alumni secretary and taught edu- 
cation. He became assistant to the 
president that year, and in 1959 
was appointed director of student 
aid. In the latter position he has 
had overall responsibility for Bow- 
doin's $700,000-a-year program of 
financial aid to students. 

He has also been foreign student 
adviser at Bowdoin for more than 
18 years and has been Fulbright 
program adviser since that pro- 
gram was started in 1949. He has 
been active in the National Asso- 
ciation for Foreign Student Affairs 
since 1953 and has served as chair- 
man of its New England Region 
and as a member of its board of 

Wilder was editor of the 600-page 
General Catalogue of Bowdoin 
College, published in 1950, and of 
the Alumnus from 1927 to 1941. 
He has served for many years as 
chairman of Bowdoin's committee 

on public exercises, has been the 
College's veterans adviser, and is a 
former director of the American 
Alumni Council. 

In 1964 he won a Distinguished 
Service Award in International 
Education from the Institute of 
International Education and the 
Reader's Digest Foundation. One 
of his lasting contributions to the 
College has been the Bowdoin 
Plan, which was initiated by un- 
dergraduates in 1947 with his help. 

Happily, Bowdoin's all-purpose 
administrator plans to remain in 
Brunswick. He will continue to be 
the College's foreign student ad- 
viser on a part-time basis. Betsy 
will continue to be the gracious 
hostess to students, especially to 
those from abroad, which she has 
been in the past. 


One of the ironies in college ad- 
missions is that despite the flood 
of applicants in recent years a 
college still must seek out certain 
types of students to keep its stu- 
dent body from becoming too 

One such student whom Bow- 
doin must recruit is the so-called 
disadvantaged student who comes 
from the inner city. Often a Negro, 
he lacks the money to attend a 
college as expensive as Bowdoin. 
Frequently he has never heard of 
the College. 

The competition to attract him 

becomes stronger each year. Major 
universities such as Harvard have 
the reputation and the resources 
to recruit more successfully quali- 
fied students from the inner city. 
Even the university environment is 
an asset, especially for the Negro 
student who may wish to "lose" 
himself rather than run the risk of 
being personally identified as the 
subject of a talent search as he fre- 
quently is at small, predominantly 
white middle class colleges. 

But the small college has advan- 
tages, too, and the members of 
Bowdoin Undergraduate Civil 
Rights Organization (Bucro) have 
doubled their efforts this year to 
recruit such students. Ten of 
Bucro's members visited two dozen 
high schools in Boston, Washing- 
ton, Newark, Camden, Bridgeport, 
Providence, and Dayton over the 
Christmas holiday. They had writ- 
ten to more than a dozen other 
schools, either received no reply or 
were told that no students were in- 
terested. They talked with some 
150 Negroes and whites, found 
that most were not academically 
qualified and that many who were 
had already been guaranteed ad- 
mission and financial aid by a 
number of universities, most no- 
tably Howard in Washington, D.C. 

Bucro members of course could 
offer neither admission nor finan- 
cial aid. Only an admission officer 
could do that, and it is doubtful 
that a Bowdoin admission officer 
could do either on the spot, as 
some of the high school students 
claimed was done by other institu- 
tions. What a Bucro representative 
could offer was a straight-forward 
appraisal of Bowdoin, and no 
group can extoll the virtues of a 
college quite so well as its current 

According to Bucro President 
Anthony L. Moulton '67, about a 
dozen of the high schoolers were 
sufficiently impressed to want to 
visit the College. The group was 
scheduled to be on the campus 
(with all expenses paid by the un- 


dergraduates) during the first 
weekend in March. 

Even before the high schoolers 
were to arrive Bucro was planning 
a second trip, to be made over the 
spring vacation. Although plans 
were not complete, members 
thought they would talk with ju- 
nior high and high school under- 
classmen about educational oppor- 
tunities in the Northeast. 

New Treasurer 

The Governing Boards have 
elected Alden H. Sawyer '27 to suc- 
ceed Charles W. Allen '34 as 
treasurer of the College. Allen had 
asked to be relieved because of the 
pressure of other commitments. 

Sawyer is executive vice presi- 
dent of the First National Bank of 
Portland with which he has been 
associated since 1958. A former 
president of the Maine Bankers 
Association, he has been a banker 
in Portland for 36 years. 

In 1942 he received the Alumni 
Service Award, the highest honor 
which the Alumni Council can be- 
stow upon an alumnus. He was a 
member of the Council from 1942 
to 1945 and served as its president 
in 1944-45. He is also a former 
chairman of the Alumni Fund, of 
which he was a director from 1939 
to 1942. He was treasurer of the 
Sesquicentennial Fund in 1947-48. 

As treasurer Sawyer is a trustee 
ex officio. He had been an overseer 
of the college since 1954. 

Mai's Successor 

Not long ago, an administrative of- 
ficer of the College was attending 
one of those professional meetings 
where everyone wears a tag bearing 
his name and the name of his in- 
stitution. In between sessions a 
representative of another college 
spied him, came over, and said 
somewhat breathlessly: "You've 
hired Dan Stuckey, haven't you? 
Let me tell you, you've made a 
good choice. He taught and 
coached my son. He's really out- 

Such adulation from the parent 
of a former pupil may rank among 
the most impressive credentials— 
and he has many— that Daniel 
Stuckey will bring with him when 
he becomes Bowdoin's director of 
athletics on July 1. A former var- 
sity football coach, U.S. Olympic 
hockey player, and national cham- 
pionship lacrosse player at Prince- 
ton, Stuckey, 47, has taught classics 
and coached at St. Paul's School, 
Concord, N.H., since 1948. 

He has been following the pre- 
cept of a sound mind and body 
ever since his days at Exeter, where 
he won varsity letters in football, 
hockey and lacrosse and received 
prizes in Latin and Greek. He 
went on to Princeton (Class of 
'42) , majored in classics, was 
named to the all-Ivy League hockey 
team for three consecutive years, 
and won All-America honorable 
mention in lacrosse. 

Sawyer '27 

New faces in the family. 


Following a hitch with the Navy 
during World War II, he began 
graduate study at Harvard and 
coached football, hockey and track, 
and taught Latin at Hebron. In 
1948 he played on the U.S. hockey 
team which participated in the 
Olympic Games at St. Moritz. 

Stuckey coached varsity football 
at St. Paul's until 1958 when he 
was named head of the school's 
eight-member classics department. 
Much of the time he does not 
spend on the rink or in the class- 
room is devoted to professional ac- 
tivities. He is chairman of the 
Latin committee for the College 
Entrance Examination Board, a 
member of the Harvard Overseers' 
committee to visit the Harvard 
classics department, and a reader 
of advanced Placement Examina- 
tions, among other things. 


Shortly before the first semester 
dean's list (which contained the 
names of a third of the undergrad- 
uates) was announced in Febru- 
ary, two members of the Student 
Council caused a mild uproar 
when they charged that Bowdoin 
professors graded harder than did 
professors at Williams, Amherst, 
and Trinity. 

Cornelius W. Caruso '68 and 
Judson D. Smith '69 submitted a 
statistical comparison (Wesleyan 
refused to cooperate and Bowdoin 
was not very helpful, they said) 
which showed that the other col- 
leges gave out proportionately 
more A's and B's while Bowdoin 
led them in the proportion of C's, 
D's, and E's. 

Dean of Students Jerry Wayne 
Brown responded in an Orient in- 
terview by admitting that Bowdoin 
professors did not give out enough 
honors grades, then turned around 
and said that Bowdoin students did 
not earn them anyway. The whole 
problem was their poor start as 
freshmen. The College's orienta- 
tion program had to be improved. 


Fraternity rituals forced a fresh- 
man into conformity, and confor- 
mity was not always conducive to 
scholarly activity. 

The students' biggest boost 
came at the mid-winter meeting of 
the Alumni Council when Wesley 
E. Bevins Jr. '40, an assistant dean 
of the Harvard Law School, said 
that the law school took into con- 
sideration such other factors as 
rank in class when weighing ap- 
plications from Bowdoin seniors 
because their grades tended to be 
lower than those of comparable 
candidates from other colleges. 
Bevins said Bowdoin's grading 
system posed no difficulties at Har- 
vard, but it might work against a 
senior who was applying for ad- 
mission at a graduate school not 
familiar with Bowdoin. 

Ultimately the students' asser- 
tion is probably unprovable, but 
with about 70% of each graduat- 
ing class at Bowdoin going on to 
graduate school their concern is 

Sigma Nu To Stay 

The Governing Boards at their 
midwinter meetings voted to table 
the faculty's recommendation to 
withdraw recognition of the Bow- 
doin chapter of Sigma Nu. 

The faculty had made the rec- 
ommendation in October because 
the national had failed to strike 
out clauses barring membership to 
Negroes and Orientals at its bien- 
nial convention in August. 

The Bowdoin chapter is one of 
75 (of 140) which have a "waiver 
with honor" which allows it to of- 
fer membership to any Bowdoin 
student. Two of its undergraduate 
members are Negroes. 

Members of the chapter had 
worked hard to have the clauses 
removed at the national conven- 
tion. The motion they supported 
failed to attain the necessary two- 
thirds majority by four votes. 

William D. Ireland '16, vice 
president of the board of trustees, 

told Orient Editor Michael F. Rice 
'68 that the students should be al- 
lowed to work toward the removal 
of the clauses and not be subjected 
to an administrative decision forc- 
ing them to sever their ties. 

When the faculty was informed 
of the Boards' decision at its Feb- 
ruary meeting, it directed Paul G. 
Darling, chairman of the econom- 
ics department, to form a com- 
mittee to study the desirability of 
responding to the decision. If a 
response were in order, the com- 
mittee was to suggest what it 
should be. Darling indicated in 
late February that he expected to 
report at the March faculty meet- 
ing, but he did not say what he 
would state in his report. 

Free Seminars 

Two students are leading a ven- 
ture which they hope will produce 
the ideal learning situation. 

Their plan is a Free Seminar 
Program, designed to provide the 
opportunity for students and pro- 
fessors to join in close discussion 
of topics outside the regular core 
of classroom subject matter. 

The originators at Bowdoin 
(variations of the program are al- 
ready in effect at many colleges 
and universities) are Robert F. 
Seibel '68 and Roland R. Fortune 
'68. They circulated a letter to all 
members of the faculty in early 
February urging them to "teach 
the course you've always wanted to 
teach" outside of the College's 
regular academic program. 

The response was good. Some of 
the courses being offered (registra- 
tion was to be in March) include 
"Disadvantaged Youth: Myths and 
Realities" by Robert C. Mellow, 
associate director of admissions 
and director of Bowdoin's Upward 
Bound Program; "U.S. Foreign 
Policy: Current Challenges" by 
Robert W. Russell of the govern- 
ment department; "Occultism" by 
Fritz C. A. Koelln of the German 
department; and "Higher Educa- 

tion in India" by Mahadev Dutta, 
visiting professor of mathematics 
on the Tallman Foundation. 

Seibel and Fortune organized 
the venture because they felt that 
students get the most out of semi- 
nar-type programs. Enrollment in 
most seminars will be limited to 
15, enabling students to take part 
in discussions. 

With the pressure of exams, 
grades, and credit removed from 
a subject, they feel that the em- 
phasis will then be shifted to the 
interest of the participants with 
the hope that something nearer 
the ideal learning situation will be 

Says Seibel: "The possibilities 
of such a program are tremendous 
and exciting. It can bring the out- 
side world a little closer to Bow- 
doin, inject more enthusiasm into 
the learning process, make closer 
faculty relations, and permit chal- 
lenging opportunities for explora- 
tion into areas outside the normal 
classroom material." 

'Most Improved' 

The Alumnus was named winner 
of the 1966 Time-Life Alumni 
Magazine Achievement Award at 
the District 1 (New England and 
eastern Canada) meeting of the 
American Alumni Council in Jan- 
uary. The award goes to the alum- 
ni magazine that has made the 
most improvement over the pre- 
vious year. It is being given in 
each of the A.A.C.'s nine districts, 
and a national winner will be 
named in July. 

The improvement of the Alum- 
nus was made possible by the Col- 
lege's decision in 1965 to add a 
third person to the alumni office to 
edit the magazine and allow Robert 
M. Cross '45 to devote all of his 
time to the Alumni Fund. During 
1965-66 alumni gave $343,000- 
$94,000 more than the previous 
year. The 1966-67 fund may even 
do better. In January it was run- 
ning $46,000 ahead of last year. 


Elevator Music 

Elevator Music Participants 
A world's first for Bowdoin? 


Some thought it was a happening, 
but conductor-composer Elliott S. 
Schwartz of the music department 
assured listener-viewers it was not. 

What did occur was the premier 
of possibly the first 16-story con- 
cert in the history of music. The 
participants performed to a set of 
directions on instruments ranging 
from a grand piano to a tape re- 
corder and provided a variety of 
visual effects. All were members of 
his first semester senior seminar, 
Music in the Age of Zak. 

Listener-viewers rode in an ele- 
vator with Schwartz, who cued his 
performers by ringing the emer- 
gency alarm bell, stopped the car 
and opened its doors at different 

Most students thought the per- 
formance was great fun. "Interest- 
ing" was the guarded reaction of 
many adults. 

To Schwartz the concert was 
both serious and fun. Says he: "Mu- 
sic has always been composed for 
the environment in which it is to 
be performed. Music for a concert 
hall is hardly suitable for Central 
Park." Or for elevator lobbies in 
the Senior Center. 

Gerald Kamber, associate profes- 
sor of Romance languages, tells of 
the time he and his family were 
driving from New Jersey to catch 
a plane at LaGuardia Airport. As 
their auto emerged from the Hol- 
land Tunnel their oldest son, 
Michael, aged 3, scanned the Low- 
er Manhattan skyline, spotted the 
Empire State Building, and ex- 
claimed, "Look, Daddy, the Senior 


Varsity Hockey 

Bowdoin 8 Connecticut 1 

Norwich 4 Bowdoin 3 

Hamilton 7 Bowdoin 5 

Merrimack 6 Bowdoin 4 

Bowdoin 7 Amherst 3 

Colby 5 Bowdoin 2 

Bowdoin 4 Providence 1 

Bowdoin 4 Williams 

Northeastern 6 Bowdoin 

Bowdoin 11 M.I.T. 2 

New Hampshire 3 Bowdoin 2 

Bowdoin 3 Hamilton 2 

Bowdoin 9 Connecticut 1 

Bowdoin 8 Massachusetts 3 

New Hampshire 8 Bowdoin 3 

Colby 7 Bowdoin 3 

*Alumni 8 Bowdoin 7 
♦Not included in season's record. 
Season's record: Won 9, Lost 11 

Bowdoin 5 Hebron 2 

St. Paul's 7 Bowdoin 2 

New Hampshire 5 Bowdoin 2 

Colby 5 Bowdoin 4 

Season's record: Won 1, Lost 7, Tied 1 

Varsity Basketball 

Springfield 79 Bowdoin 46 

Bowdoin 92 Trinity 77 

Vermont 91 Bowdoin 60 

M.I.T. 84 Bowdoin 59 

Williams 116 Bowdoin 66 

Maine 83 Bowdoin 74 

Springfield 73 Bowdoin 69 

Bowdoin 98 W.P.I. 83 

* Bowdoin 90 Alumni 61 

Bowdoin 68 Colby 56 

Wesleyan 101 Bowdoin 100 

Maine 93 Bowdoin 81 

Trinity 97 Bowdoin 91 

Bowdoin 87 Bates 80 

Colby 81 Bowdoin 69 

Bowdoin 80 Bates 77 

Brandeis 90 Bowdoin 77 
*Not included in season's record. 

Season's record: Won 7, Lost 14 

Freshman Basketball 

Bowdoin 61 M.I.T. 59 

Bowdoin 98 Maine 64 

Bowdoin 72 Andover 55 

Colby 73 Bowdoin 71 

Exeter 76 Bowdoin 72 

Bowdoin 81 Maine 75 

Bowdoin 99 Bates JV 58 

Bowdoin 81 Bates JV 63 

Season's record: Won 8, Lost 3 

Varsity Swimming 

Bowdoin 59 Trinity 36 

Bowdoin 48 Connecticut 47 

Bowdoin 58 Massachusetts 37 

Bowdoin 56 Wesleyan 39 

Bowdoin 51 Williams 44 

Bowdoin 57 Amherst 38 

Bowdoin 64 Tufts 31 
Season's record: Won 7, Lost 2 

Freshman Swimming 

Bowdoin 52 Hebron 38 

Brunswick 53 Bowdoin 41 

Exeter 75 Bowdoin 20 

Bowdoin 57 Portland 38 

Bowdoin 66 Cheverus 29 

Bowdoin 50 Hebron 44 

Bowdoin 59 Deering 34 

Tufts 48i/ 2 Bowdoin 45i/£ 
Season's record: Won 5, Lost 5 

Varsity Track 

New Hampshire 61 Bowdoin 52 

Bowdoin 58 Vermont 55 

Bowdoin 78 Colby 35 

Tufts 78 Bowdoin 35 

Bates 72 Bowdoin 41 

Record through Feb. 25: Won 3, Lost 3 

Freshman Track 

New Hampshire 85 Bowdoin 24 

Vermont 75 Bowdoin 34 

Colby 65 Bowdoin 43 

Exeter 98 Bowdoin 6 

Tufts 74 Bowdoin 37 

Bates 76 Bowdoin 36 
Record through Feb. 25: Won 0, Lost 8 


Club Hockey 

Bowdoin 4 

Exeter 4 

New Hampshire 5 

Colby 4 
Bowdoin 3 
Bowdoin 3 

Bowdoin 1226 
Cornell 1282 
Bowdoin 1286 
Norwich 1275 
Dartmouth 1276 

M.I.T. 1115 

Bowdoin 1256 

Middlebury 1119 

Bowdoin 1227 

Bowdoin 1227 

Record through March 3: Won 3, Lost 5 


Alumni Clubs 


President Coles was the principal 
speaker at a meeting of the club on Oct. 
28. He spoke of the type of education 
that will be demanded in the future. 
Officers for 1966-67 were elected. They 
are Joseph McKay '42, president; and 
James Carr '57, secretary-treasurer. Fif- 
teen alumni and 12 wives attended the 
dinner meeting at Loring AFB. 


Daniel Levine of the history depart- 
ment spoke on fraternities and their 
effect on students at a luncheon meeting 
at Nick's Restaurant on Dec. 13. Thirty- 
three alumni attended, according to Secre- 
tary Ed Goon '49. Frank Christian spoke 
on tentative plans for the Boston World's 
Fair of 1975 at a luncheon meeting on 
Jan. 10. Forty- two alumni attended. 


The club held its annual subfreshman 
night on the campus on Nov. 10. The 
tour, dinner, and social hour was attended 
by 35 alumni, 16 subfreshmen, and six 
secondary school teachers. The principal 
speaker was Anthony Moulton '69, presi- 
dent of Bowdoin Undergraduates Civil 
Rights Organization. 


Club Secretary Ed Hildreth '18 reports 
that seven alumni and seven wives at- 
tended a meeting at the Mayfair Inn, 
Syracuse, N.Y., on Dec. 1. Alumni Secre- 
tary Glenn Richards '60 spoke. 


The proposal to change the name of 
the club to the Chicago Land Bowdoin 
Club was rejected at a meeting on Dec. 
8. Twenty-five alumni and their wives 
attended the affair at the Chicago Yacht 
Club. Bob Patrick '45 conducted the pro- 
gram, which consisted of showing slides. 
He was elected president for 1967. Others 
elected were John Estabrook '36, vice 
president; and Harold Fish '25, secretary. 


Alumni Secretary Glenn Richards '60 
and Prof. George H. Quinby '23 were the 
guest speakers at a Jan. 20 meeting of 
the club. Some 40 alumni and their 
wives attended the affair, which was at 
the Longshore Club in Westport, Conn. 


Twenty-five alumni attended a stag 
dinner and social hour at the Colonial 
Inn, Concord, Mass., on Nov. 16. Dean of 
the College A. LeRoy Greason Jr. and 
Football Coach Peter Kostacopoulos were 
the speakers. 


The following were elected officers of 
the club for 1967 at a luncheon meeting 
on Jan. 16: Donald Barnes '35, president; 
John Shute '36, Leighton Nash '38, Chick 
Ireland '42, Dexter Foss '45, Danny Day- 
ton '49, and Raymond Troubh '50, vice 
presidents; Hal Sewall '51, secretary; 
Walter Distler '52, Dick Catalano '55, Bill 
McCarthy '58, Edwards Ripley '58, Allen 
Ryan '64, and Gladstone McCarthy '66, 
assistant secretaries; Loring Pratt '55, 
treasurer; Frank Whittelsey '58, assistant 
treasurer; Dexter Foss '45, Alumni Coun- 
cil representative; Stevens Frost '42 and 
William Hazen '52, alternate Alumni 
Council representatives; and Richard 
Burns '58, Williams Club representative. 

More than 100 alumni attended the an- 
nual dinner meeting of the club on Feb. 
3. President Coles was the principal 


Alumni Council Representative Herb 
Hanson '43 was the principal speaker at 
a stag luncheon meeting on Nov. 14 at 
the University Club in Providence. Four- 
teen alumni attended, according to Sec- 
retary John Lingley '60. 


Five alumni and their wives were pres- 
ent at a meeting of the club on Nov. 17 
at the home of Steve Rule '58, convener. 

Miss Lynn Knight Ingalls presented on behalf 
of the Bowdoin Club of New York City the most 
valuable Bowdoin player award to Captain Tim 
Brooks '67 following the Bowdoin-Army hockey 
game at West Point on Dec. 10. Lynn's father, 
Rocky Ingalls '43, is president of the club. 

"The small gathering was very pleasant, 
and we were very impressed with the 
accomplishments of Marvin Sadik (our 
speaker) and distressed to learn of his 
departure," Rule wrote. 


Arthur Fish '15, H. T. Mooers '18, Ray- 
mond Kennedy '13, Alfred Newcombe '14 : 
and Alton Pope '11 attended a meeting 
of the club on Dec. 18. The number of 
attendees at the Jan. 12 meeting rose 
eight. Both luncheon meetings were at 
the Hotel Pennsylvania, according to 
Convener Alton Pope '11. 


Dean of the College A. LeRoy Greason 
Jr. spoke at a meeting of the club at the 
Los Angeles Athletic Club on Jan. 18. 
Seventeen alumni and nine of their wives 
attended. Tom Chess '61 was in charge 
of the arrangements. 



Tues., April 11, noon: monthly lunch 
at Steckino's Restaurant, 106 Middle St., 
Lewiston. Philip S. Wilder '23, speaker. 

Wed., May 24: spring dinner meeting 
and ladies' night. Dean of the College 
A. LeRoy Greason Jr. 


Tues., April 11, noon: monthly lunch 
at Nick's, 100 Warrenton Rd. Robert C. 
Mellow, speaker. 

Wed., May 3: annual dinner. 

Thurs., May 11, 8:30 p.m.: Bowdoin 
night at the Pops, Symphony Hall. 


Sat., April 29, all day: annual meeting 
on the campus. 


Thurs., April 20, noon: monthly lunch 
at the University Club, Providence. Sam- 
uel W. Eliott '61, speaker. 


Fri., May 5, 8 p.m.: ladies' night at the 
Longshore Club, Westport. Nathan Dane 
'37, speaker. 


Fri., May 5, evening: ladies' night at 
the Creek Golf Club, Locust Valley. Her- 
bert Ross Brown H'63, speaker. 


Wed., April 5, noon: monthly lunch 
at the Sheraton Eastland Motor Hotel. 
Alumni Secretary Glen Richards '60, 

Wed., May 3, noon: monthly lunch. 
Vice President Wolcott Hokanson '50. 



Mon., April 10, noon: monthly lunch 
at the University Club, Benefit St., Provi- 
dence. Robert Mellow, speaker. 

Mon., May 8, noon: monthly lunch. 


Thurs., April 6, noon: monthly lunch 
at the Hotel Pennsylvania. 


Wed., April 12, evening: annual dinner 
at the Touchdown Club, 1414 I St. N.W. 
President Coles, speaker. 


Thurs., May 4, evening: spring ladies' 
night. Nathan Dane '37, speaker. 

Class News 


Harold P. Vose 
67 Putnam Park 
Greenwich, Conn. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to George Pratt, whose brother, 
Dr. Harold S. Pratt '09, died on Jan. 8. 

'04 i 

Wallace M. Powers 
37-28 80th Street 
ackson Heights, N. Y. 11372 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Sam Dana, whose brother, 
John F. Dana '98, died on Nov. 28. 


Fred E. Smith 
9 Oak Avenue 
Norway 04268 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to William Stone, whose wife, 
Gertrude, died on Dec. 21. 

Muriel, Dr. William E. Youland's wid- 
ow, wrote at Christmas to say that their 
youngest daughter has received a one-year 
extension on her Fulbright grant and is 
now teaching at the university in Tou- 
louse. Their oldest daughter, Mary, is 
teaching students who intend to enter 
dental school, and their daughter, Susan, 
is an assistant to a lawyer. 


John W. Leydon 
Apartment L-2 
922 Montgomery Avenue 
Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010 

Members of the 1907 family will regret 
to learn of the death of Glenn Law- 
rence's widow, Grace, on Jan. 27. 



Waldoboro 04572 

Our notes for this issue assume from 
necessity a somewhat somber tinge. 

It is probable that 1909 is the only Bow- 
doin class not entirely made up of men. 
Dorothy (honorary and elected) , widow 

of Harold Newman Marsh, has been pro- 
tractedly and unpleasantly ill, but now is 
happily back in her own Washington 
home convalescing. 

On Sunday, Jan. 8, Dr. Harold Pratt 
died at an Augusta hospital from injuries 
sustained in an auto accident on Oct. 1 
of last year. 

Your scribe had not seen Harold Pratt 
since the great diaspora of June 1909. The 
only mental picture he has of Harold is 
that of a boy at Bowdoin near 60 years 
ago. He prefers it this way, for the mem- 
ories of boyhood are always the happiest 
ones. According to published reports, Dr. 
Pratt's career of 79 years was highly use- 
ful and distinguished. For further facts see 
the "In Memory" section. 

Bill Sparks, one of Bowdoin's great ath- 
letes of our day, sends us a nice report of 
"a comfortable aged man, who likes being 
alone even tho' his avenues of entertain- 
ment become more limited as time passes." 
He says: "My sight is good, my sleeping 
habits are those of a fallen log, and my 
outlook is pleasant. What more can one 

There have been letters from other "old 
boys" with news both pleasant and un- 
pleasant. Ernie Pottle writes that he has 
had a couple of bouts with surgery and 
from these a slow and satisfactory recov- 
ery. He adds: "I have a great-grandson 
11/4 years old, which means four genera- 
tions in our family, which, I believe, 
matches, possibly surpasses, Dan Kough- 
an's achievement." 

Oramel Stanley has been elected second 
vice president of the Pejepscot Historical 
Society in Brunswick. 

Jim Sturtevant is always full of news. 
In 1964 both he and Mrs. Sturtevant un- 
derwent serious surgery with good recov- 
ery. He has passed that ominous four 
score mark and as a pediatrician is com- 
pelled to practice seven days a week. He 
probably scampers around more than any 
other '09er. He commutes 18 miles daily 
to his office in New London. During 1966 
his itinerary took in Bermuda; George- 
town, British Guiana; Columbia, S.C.; 
and Maine at Carl's and Mrs. Stone's in 
October. Certainly a lively old medic. 

Your letters provide the fuel for these 
doings, so keep 'em coming. 


The University of Michigan is 
creating an endowed professorship 
of outdoor recreation in honor of 
Sam Dana '04. 

The Samuel Trask Dana en- 
dowed chair of outdoor recreation, 
first of its kind in the nation, is 
being made possible by a pledge 
of $200,000 from Laurence Rocke- 
feller, contingent upon other gifts 
to complete the $500,000 endow- 

Sam is dean emeritus of the U-M 
School of Natural Resources which 
he directed from 1937 to 1951. 


E. Curtis Matthews 
59 Pearl Street 
Mystic, Conn. 06355 

Members of the class will regret to 
learn of the death of Bill Bailey's widow. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Earl Wing, whose wife, Inez, 
died on Dec. 28. 


Ernest G. Fifield 

351 Highland Avenue 

Upper Montclair, N. J. 07043 

Edward Skelton was kind enough to 
bring us up to date on his latest activi- 
ties. In January he wrote: "My wife and I 
went to the Vienna Music Festival last 
year and also to Denmark and Norway. 
We almost did Yugoslavia but were turned 
back at the Hungarian border." Ed and 
his wife live at 304 Short Hills Ave., 
Springfield, N.J. 

'12 ; 

William A. MacCormick 

14 Atlantic Avenue 
Boothbay Harbor 04538 

Reunion time is coming upl Our head- 
quarters on the first floor in Coleman Hall 
are being readied, but we need to know 
who is coming. If you haven't already, 
please let us know now— and send your 
money to your class secretary, One Town- 
send Ave., c/o J. Edward Knight & Co., 
Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04538. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Lyde Pratt, whose brother, 
Dr. Harold S. Pratt '09, died on Jan. 8. 

At the annual meeting of the New York 
Society of the Sons of the American Revo- 
lution last fall, Dr. Burleigh Cushing 
Rodick was elected historian of the so- 
ciety. He is also a member of its board of 

Following a series of written investiga- 
tions and reports on the sovereignty of the 
Island of Malta for the Knights of Malta, 
Dr. Rodick was appointed an officer of its 
supreme council and its high court. 


Alfred E. Gray 
Francestown, N. H. 03043 

The secretary heard from the following 
at Christmas: Warren Eddy, Bill Farrar, 
Percy Mitchell, Colonel Newcombe, Phil 
Pope, Ed Snow, and Earle Thompson. All 
are getting along quite well— within cer- 
tain limitations. 

Lucile Newcombe has recovered satis- 
factorily from recent surgery. 


Harold E. Verrill 
Ocean House Road 
Cape Elizabeth 04107 

Leon Dow wrote in December: "Had a 
most interesting 6,000 mile trip around 
Newfoundland and Labrador last sum- 
mer. Adm. Donald MacMillan '98 is cer- 
tainly dear to the hearts of the Eskimo. 
Just the fact that I was from the same 
college gave me a special welcome." 



Edward C. Hawes 
180 High Street 
Portland 04101 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Red Elliott, whose wife, 
Marion, died on Oct. 20. 

Deep in the heart of Mexico Ted Hawes 
and Doc Pullen '08 listened in December 
to the 1966 commencement dinner pro- 
ceedings as played back from the official 
tape recording. 

Larry Irving writes from Alaska of his 
life there as advisory scientific director of 
the Institute of Arctic Biology. With 36 
inches of soft snow on the ground and 
trees he has "time to think about re- 
search and to explore in directions where 
new knowledge is obtainable. Hopefully 
I can get out more in the arctic country 
where the life of people, animals, and 
plants is so closely and clearly related to 
natural conditions." He writes glowingly, 
too, of our 50th reunion which he and 
Florence attended. 

Burleigh Moulton was the subject of 
an interesting feature story entitled "Re- 
tired, But Never Out of Work" in the 
Dec. 9 edition of the Providence (R.I.) 
Journal. As you will remember Burleigh 
retired from business some 25 years ago, 
but it was only recently, when he retired 
from the Attleboro Planning Board and 
from his unpaid position as director and 
vice president of the Attleboro Co-opera- 
tive Bank, that he could truly consider 
himself retired. 

Abe Shwartz and family have presented 
an occupational therapy unit to Beth 
Israel Hospital in Boston. 


Noel C. Little 

Hollins College, Va. 24020 

At the very moment of this writing, 
11:10 p.m. on Jan. 13, 23 members (men 
and women) of the official 1917 family 
have paid their assessments (so that the 
committee can function on a cash basis) 
and are now out buying new togs for the 
Follow the Gulls to Brunswick Mardi 

An arthritic member from the West 
warns that he is coming East, complete 
with chaps and six-shooters and ready to 
shoot it out if he does not get full value 
for his money. He does not realize it, but 
he may fall victim to L.B.J. 's proposed 
6% surtax. 

Another, from the deep south, asks if 
he should bring along a supply of 5-inch 
salutes— begins to look like an explosive 
outing, and that is exactly how it is 

The doors to headquarters— 17 and 19 
Coleman Hall— will burst open, with ap- 
propriate fanfare, at High Noon on 
Thursday, June 8. Every last co-chairman 
is directed to be in the receiving line 
boutonnaired and bourboned. 

Mr. and Mrs. Roland Cobb of Cape 
Elizabeth spent the Christmas holidays in 

Classmates and friends extend their 

sympathy to Roland, whose brother, 
Richard W. Cobb '22, died on Jan. 5. 

Harry and Constance Piedra were in 
better health in 1966 than they were in 
1965. "Deo voluntate," Harry wrote in De- 
cember, "we hope to be at commencement 
in June and to have the great pleasure of 
seeing everyone there. Frankie Phillips 
has not been too well during the past 
fortnight and expects to go to the hos- 
pital this Friday to ascertain whether or 
not he will have to undergo an operation 
for bladder trouble. We trust and pray he 

Mr. and Mrs. Carleton Pike's daughter, 
Diana, married Robert Shaw Oliver 
Harding on Dec. 27. 


Donald S. Higgins 
78 Royal Road 
Bangor 04401 

Louis Doherty and his son, Paul '56, 
have joined with several other lawyers to 
form a new firm in Springfield, Mass. 


Louis B. Dennett 
Chebeague Island 04017 

Wendell Berry and his wife are spend- 
ing the winter at 54 Lake Haven Park, 
Dunedin, Fla. "I wanted a season off from 
shoveling snow in New Hampshire," he 
wrote in December. 

Mrs. Ruth E. Hanson, the widow of 
Dr. Henry W. Hanson Jr., and Ernest 
Hall '22 married at Cumberland Center 
on Jan. 17. They are living on Cumber- 
land St. in Brunswick. 

Percy Low and Paul Mason, both em- 
ployes of the Bath Post Office, retired on 
Dec. 30. Percy, a window clerk, had been 
there for 33 years. Paul was clerk and ex- 
aminer in charge of the Civil Service 
Board. He had 31 years of service. 

Emerson Zeitler has been re-elected pres- 
ident of the Pejepscot Historical Society. 

'21 i 

Hugh Nixon 

2 Damon Avenue 
Melrose, Mass. 02176 

Hilliard Hart writes from his home in 
Detroit, Mich. He and his wife, Blanche, 
traveled to the Far West last summer. 
They lived in their tent trailer and 
visited national parks and old friends. 
"I've been busy with various activities 
since retirement," he says. 

Pop and Peg Hatch have moved into 
their new home. Their address is Ridge- 
wood Terrace, Dexter 04930. 

Class Secretary Hugh Nixon welcomes 
news from classmates. He was recently 
appointed to the legislative council of the 
National Retired Teachers Association. 

Class President Ralph Ogden and Mrs. 
Lenora Woodward married on Oct. 18 at 
Sanford. Lenora was the proprietor of the 
Paris Store in Sanford, and Ralph prac- 
ticed medicine in Hartford, Conn., for 
some 40 years until his retirement two 
years ago. 

Larry Pennell has been elected treas- 

urer of the Pejepscot Historical Society in 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Jock St. Clair, whose wife, 
Betty, died on Jan. 1. 


Albert R. Thayer 
40 Longfellow Avenue 
Brunswick 04011 

Bill Alexander writes: "I'll be there. 
No news. Still single. Still well and 
happy." This is news which will probably 
be upsetting to class wives and the secret 
envy of all (?) husbands. 

Pete Flinn writes that they plan to be 
here in June. They have a new address: 
1133 Berkshire Lane, Newport Beach, 
Calif. 92660. 

Ernest Hall and Mrs. Ruth E. Hanson, 
widow of Dr. Henry W. Hanson Jr. '20, 
married at Cumberland Center on Jan. 
17. They are living on Cumberland St. in 

Maynard Howe wrote in December: 
"Still at our retirement home at Kezar 
Falls. Retired as registrar of the Maine 
Vocational-Technical Institute in Septem- 
ber 1962 and from the Air Force as a 
major in March 1963. We have five grand- 
children to entertain us!" 

Carroll Keene writes that he will be 
"back in June, God willing and the cricks 
don't rise." He also reports that his num- 
ber two son is teaching in Brunswick and 
that he has four grandchildren who live 
near Damariscotta. 

Roland McCormack, who has been in 
Iowa for more than a year, lets it be 
known that the corn is cut down and he 
can move about again. 

Hugh McCurdy has been elected presi- 
dent of the IC4A. 

Sarge Ricker is now in his 19th year of 
freedom from nicotine. His pipe collec- 
tion of 1921 was liquidated long ago. 


Philip S. Wilder 
12 Sparwell Lane 
Brunswick 04011 

Frank MacDonald wrote in December: 
"Best wishes to all, especially to our new 
class agent, Ray Bates. As for us, we've 
been away from our Squantum, Mass., 
home for one-third of a year and during 
this time have visited Ireland, England, 
Scotland, and most recently have driven 
across the U.S.A. from Maine to Califor- 
nia. Seeing New Orleans was one of the 
highlights of this 4,300 mile drive. We 
are now visiting with the family of our 
oldest daughter, Jean." 

Alfred Westcott wrote on Dec. 31 to say 
that he had retired from the Virginia 
Electric Power Co. Mail can reach him 
at 7666 Maury Arch, Norfolk, Va. 23505. 


F. Erwin Cousins 
17 Rosedale Street 
Portland 04103 

Malcolm Hardy was elected to member- 
ship in the Sons of the Revolution in the 
State of New York on Nov. 21. 



William H. Gulliver Jr. 
30 Federal Street 
Boston, Mass. 02110 

Charles Cummings has been re-elected 
a vice president of Maine Associated In- 

Glenn Mclntire announced in January 
that he would not seek re-election as 
Brunswick town treasurer in March. He 
was first elected in 1962. 

Sam Williams retired on March 1, 1966, 
after selling insurance for 40 years. "I 
took up golf again after a 35-year layoff, 
and I find that the ball looks smaller and 
doesn't go as far or as straight as it once 
did. Even the exercises is more difficult," 
he wrote recently. 


George O. Cutter 
618 Overhill Road 
Birmingham, Mich, 48010 

Gifford Davis wrote in December: "I 
have survived a cervical disc operation. I 
shall spend the second semester on sab- 
batical leave in Spain accompanied by my 
wife and one daughter." 

Edward Hutchinson's daughter, Joan, is 
a senior at Smith College, where she is 
majoring in mathematics, and his son 
John is a sophomore and physics major 
at Harvard. 

Philip Jarvis wrote from his home in 
Somers, Conn., in January: "Accompanied 
by Mrs. Jarvis. I took a business and 
pleasure trip to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, 
Copenhagen, Oslo, Bergen, Stravengar, 
and London. . . . While the schedule was 
rugged and left much unfinished business 
in London, thanks to Bowdoin and Con- 
necticut College for Women educations we 
hired a car and driver for a trip to Ox- 
ford University and Stratford-on-Avon. . . ." 

Roswell Moore wrote in December to 
say that they were expecting their 10th 
grandchild in January. He also indicated 
that they would make the trip from their 
home in Albuquerque, N.M., to Bowdoin 
for commencement and reunion. 


William D. Alexander 
Middlesex School 
Concord, Mass. 01742 

Whitfield Case has been having fun 
playing golf in Florida, but he finds that 
he is not as young or as good as he 
thought. He hopes to be in Brunswick in 

Walter Gordon wrote in January: "My 
wife and I spent ten weeks in Europe 
during August, September, and October. 
The trip included a few days in Lenin- 
grad and Moscow. I attended the Inter- 
national Congress of Mathematicians in 

As the result of two ear operations dur- 
ing the past year, George Jenkins is now 
able to dispense with his hearing aid, his 
constant "companion" over the past 20 
years. George and his sister attended 
1 93 1 's 35th reunion last June as guests of 
brother Albert and his wife, Nancy, of 
California. After commencement they 

spent several delightful days in Boothbay 
Harbor, Camden, and Bar Harbor. 

Stephen Trafton, who is president of 
the First Manufacturers National Bank of 
Lewiston and Auburn, was recently ap- 
pointed to the executive committee of 
the finance council of the Maine State 
Chamber of Commerce. 


H. LeBrec Micoleau 
General Motors Corporation 
1775 Broadway 
New York, N. Y. 10019 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Ed Dana, whose father, John 
F. Dana '98, died on Nov. 28. 

Bill Mills, president of the Florida Na- 
tional Bank of Jacksonville, has been 
elected to a three-year term on the board 
of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank 
of Atlanta. 

Walter Perkins has retired after 37 
years with Burnham and Morrill Co., 
Portland. He was chairman of the board 
at the time he announced his retirement, 
in January. Walter held a variety of as- 
signments with the firm, including the 
posts of purchasing agent and treasurer. 
He was named president in 1961 and 
board chairman in 1965. 

Buck Roberts was married on Oct. 1 to 
Hilda M. Wright of New York City, a 
Wellesley graduate in 1929 and a fellow 
editor. Buck is working for the State of 
Connecticut Development Commission as 
a publicist and editor. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Wolfgang Thomas, whose 
mother, Mrs. Aina C. L. Thomas, died on 
Jan. 7 in London, England. 


H. Philip Chapman Jr. 
175 Pleasantview Avenue 
Longmeadow, Mass. 01106 

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Flagg's son, 
Charles '63, was ordained and installed 
as minister of the Nora Free Christian 
Church, Unitarian Universalist, at Hans- 
ka, Minn., on Nov. 27. 

Ben Jenkins's second granddaughter, 
Pamela Judge, was born on Sept. 17. Each 
of his daughters now has one child. 

Olin Pettingill was a contributor to 
Birds in Our Lives published in Decem- 
ber by the Bureau of Sport Fisheries and 
Wildlife of the U.S. Department of the 

John Riley wrote in December: "Our 
son, John '58, is a Navy doctor in Viet- 
nam. Our first grandson, John Richard 
Sallick, is at home!" 


Rev. Albert E. Jenkins 
1301 Eastridge Drive 
Whittier, Calif. 90602 

Francis Wingate has been elected a di- 
rector of Unity Mutual Life Insurance 
Co. In a recent letter he said that he had 
not been sick since the time he spent two 
weeks in the infirmary as a freshman un- 
til last fall, when he spent three weeks in 
the hospital and another three weeks at 
home recuperating from an operation. 


Harland E. Blanchard 
195 Washington Street 
Brewer 04412 

Edwin Estle wrote in December: "My 
daughter, Martha, graduated from Middle- 
bury College in June and is now teaching 
in the special education department of 
the Crotched Mountain Foundation. 

Don Stockman wrote in December: "My 
son-in-law has been elected State Central 
Committee chairman of the Oregon Re- 
publican Party. He was very active in the 
recent election of Senator Hatfield and 
Governor McCall." 


Richard M. Bovd 
16 East Elm Street 
Yarmouth 04096 

Class Secretary Dick Boyd's son, Rob- 
ert '66, left for Vietnam on Jan. 4. 

Dale Currier's widow is working as a 
receptionist at Colonial Studio, Caribou, 
which is owned by their son, Dan '62. 

Milton Hickok has moved from Colum- 
bus, Ohio, to 3727 Northaven Rd., Dallas, 
Texas. He is sales director of Pollock 
Paper Co., a division of St. Regis Paper. 

Former Brunswick Municipal Court 
Judge Joseph Singer was among those 
honored at the annual Cumberland Coun- 
ty Commissioners' reception in December. 

Mr. and Mrs. Eliot Smith's son, Mark 
'67, and Melanie C. Smith, a senior at 
Vassar College, plan to marry on June 18. 


Very Rev. Gordon E. Gillett 
3601 North North Street 
Peoria, 111. 61604 

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Calkin, who left 
their home in Washington, Maine, on 
Jan. 3 to spend the winter in Florida, 
were busy travelers during 1966. They 
visited the Far East and on their way 
back to Maine toured Yosemite, Yellow- 
stone, Grand Teton, and several other na- 
tional parks. 

Harold Everett is involved in the edu- 
cation of his children. His daughter, Jean, 
is a sophomore at Newton College in New- 
ton Centre, Mass. Son Malcolm is a fresh- 
man at Middlebury College, and Pete, 
who is in the eighth grade, hopes to en- 
ter Canterbury School in September. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Bob Hayden, whose mother, 
Mrs. Gertrude Hayden, died on Jan. 30. 

Bob Kingsbury participated in a panel 
discussion on "Science in the Service of 
Man" at Rents Hill School in January. 
The discussion was connected with the 
dedication of Rents Hill's new science 


Paul E. Sullivan 
2920 Paseo Del Mar 
Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. 


Bill Conklin was on the campus earlier 
this year representing Arthur Young & Co. 

Granton Dowse is still at the same old 
stand. He started to work for Matheson- 
Higgins Co., a small die cutting, paper 


converting and display finishing concern, 
in December 1936 and is still at it. "Most 
of us," he wrote recently, "in '35 remem- 
ber how difficult it was to make a dollar 
during the depression and in our humble 
way are grateful for the prosperity of 


Hubert S. Shaw 
Admission Office 
Bowdoin College 
Brunswick 04011 

Richmond Leonard has moved to 20 
Starlight Drive, Norwalk, Conn. 

Larry Pelletier, who continues to be 
president of Allegheny College, has been 
elected to a three-year term on the 15- 
member commission on institutions of 
higher education of the Middle States 
Association of Colleges and Secondary 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Orville Seagrave, whose 
mother, Mrs. Arthur E. Seagrave, died on 
Dec. 25. 

Ron Tondreau's daughter, Nancy, grad- 
uated from the University of Pennsylvania 
College of Liberal Arts in May 1966 and 
is now enrolled in the university's school 
of medicine. 


William S. Burton 

1144 Union Commerce Building 

Cleveland, Ohio 44114 

George Bass, president of G. H. Bass 
and Co., Wilton, has been elected a direc- 
tor of the National Association of Manu- 

Ed Benjamin has a new book out. It is 
entitled The Province of Poetry and was 
published by the college division of the 
American Book Co. 

Malcolm Cass and his wife spent three 
weeks in England during September. They 
visited relatives in London, Birmingham, 
Blackpool, Stratford-on-Avon, and other 
places. Malcolm's son, Malcolm Jr. '66, is 
doing graduate work in chemistry at Johns 
Hopkins. His other son, David, is a soph- 
omore at Williams. 

The Rev. Sheldon Christian has been 
elected a director of the Pejepscot His- 
torical Society in Brunswick. 

Dr. Francis Cooper and Evelyn Cleaves 
English married on Dec. 24 at Duxbury, 
Mass. They are living at 20 Fithian Lane, 
East Hampton, N.Y. 

"Life is a nice balance of work and 
play," Paul Gilpatric wrote in January. 
"Year round house in Kennebunkport is 
great— beach, summer— ski, winter. Beth 
(Class of '69 at Smith) made the dean's 
list last year. We are considering the pos- 
sibility of sending Robert to Gould Acade- 
my in Bethel. Helen is hard at work help- 
ing in Winchester Hospital. I am stage 
director of their show in late January. 
Funl My professional interest is a dental 
prepayment program for Massachusetts." 

Ed Hudon was the author of an article 
entitled "Freedom of the Press versus Fair 
Trial: The Remedy Lies with the Courts" 
in volume 1, number 1 of the Valparaiso 
University Law Review last fall. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Charlie Noyes, whose father, 
Sidney W. Noyes '02, died on Dec. 27. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Norman Seagrave, whose 
mother, Mrs. Arthur E. Seagrave, died on 
Dec. 25. 


Andrew H. Cox 
50 Federal Street 
Boston, Mass. 02110 

Jim Blodgett, who practices medicine in 
Sterling Junction, Mass., has been elected 
treasurer of the board of trustees of 
Shepherd-Knapp School in Boylston. He 
is also on the board of directors of Holden 
District Hospital and is chief of staff there. 
One daughter, Donna Lee, is a sophomore 
at Western College for Women. The 
other, Deborah, is a junior at Lake Erie 
College. She spent the winter term in 
Nice, France. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Jack Frazier, whose step- 
father, Linton Kerr, died on Dec. 12. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Robert Godfrey, whose wife, 
Virginia, died on Jan. 23. 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Newman's son, Paul 
'67, is engaged to Martha Griffith of Ban- 
gor. They plan to marry in the late sum- 
mer. Fred, who continues as president of 
the Eastern Trust and Banking Co. in 
Bangor, was recently named to the ex- 
ecutive committee of the finance council 
of the Maine Chamber of Commerce. 

Allyn Wadleigh has been called to be 
pastor of Union Congregational Church, 
West Palm Beach, Fla. His address there 
is 2727 Georgia Ave. 


John H. Rich Jr. 
2 Higashi Toriizaka 
Azabu, Minato-Ku 
Tokyo, Japan 

Arthur Chapman has been elected 
chairman of the Cumberland County 
Commissioners. Art previously served as 
chairman in 1965. 

Ed Emmons wrote recently to say that 
he is "still with Pan American Airways 
traveling throughout the world in behalf 
of better passenger service." 

Fred McKenney has moved from Need- 
ham to 17 Arden Rd., Wellesley, Mass. In 
September he was awarded a certificate 
in pension planning by the American Col- 
lege of Life Underwriters. 

President Coles invited Ross McLean to 
represent the College at the Centennial 
Convocation of Morehouse College on 
Feb. 18. 

Dr. and Mrs. Edgar Sewall's son, Gor- 
don, was named first string left guard on 
the Boston Globe's all-preparatory school 
football team. Gordon is a senior at 
Lawrence Academy and expects to enter 
Bowdoin this fall. 

George Yeaton wrote in January: "Our 
two daughters are both attending colleges 
this year. Carolyn June is a senior at 
Connecticut College, New London. Ruth 
Ann is a freshman at Wagner College on 
Staten Island. I am in my 28th year with 


Dun and Bradstreet Inc. working as an 
analyst in Providence, R.I. My wife, June, 
is working as a registered medical tech- 
nologist at the Bristol County Medical 
Center in Bristol, R.I." The Yeatons live 
at 7 Driftwood Drive, Barrington, R.I. 


Neal W. Allen Jr. 
186 Park Street 
Newton, Mass. 02158 

Neal Allen is working on two volumes 
of colonial court records for the Maine 
Historical Society and has been appointed 
chief editor of a new volume in the 
American Historical Association's series of 
American legal records. 

John Bass, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert 
Bass, rescued three girls from drowning 
in December. They had fallen through 
the ice on Wilson Lake, near Wilton, and 
John pulled each girl to safety with his 
hockey stick. John is a senior at Deerfield 
Academy and will be attending Bowdoin 
in the fall. 

Milton Semer resigned on Jan. 2 as a 
personal aide to President Johnson to 
enter the private practice of law. 


Henry A. Shorey 
Bridgton 04009 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to David Douglas, whose father, 
Frank E. Douglas, died on Dec. 21. 

Charles Edwards is back in Tunis, Tu- 
nisia, with AID, but at a different assign- 
ment. He has left programming for the 
position of public administration adviser. 
His principal activity is to help develop 
a center for advanced management train- 
ing with the assistance of a group of pro- 
fessors from the Harvard Business School. 
At Christmas he wrote: "Tunisia's polit- 
ical stability (unusual in Africa) and her 
commitment to economic and social de- 
velopment, merit continuing major U.S. 
assistance as well as assistance from many 
other donors." 

Old Colony Trust Co. in Boston has 
promoted Kenneth Ketchum to assistant 
vice president and trust officer. Ken has 
been with Old Colony since 1948. 

Everett Pope, president of Working- 
men's Cooperative Bank, Boston, has been 
named to the 1967 legislative committee 
of the United States Savings & Loan 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Phil Pratt, whose father, Dr. 
Harold S. Pratt '09, died on Jan. 8. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Gordon Seagrave, whose 


mother, Mrs. Arthur E. Seagrave, died on 
Dec. 25. 

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ohn L. Baxter Jr. 
603 Atwater Street 
Lake Oswego, Ore. 97034 

John Dale wrote recently: "Am tenta- 
tively planning to be on hand for our 
25th reunion in June. My daughter, Sue, 
is a junior at Ithaca College, where she 
is majoring in physical education. My 
son, Steve, is a high school senior and 
has been accepted at Allegheny College. 
I couldn't steer him to Bowdoin but at 
least Allegheny has a Bowdoin man for 

Arthur Keylor has been appointed pub- 
lisher of Fortune magazine. Art joined 
Time Inc.'s accounting department in 
1948, was appointed assistant business 
manager of Life in 1951, business manager 
in 1953, and general manager in 1960. In 
1964 he was appointed associate publisher 
of Life. 

Dr. Dick Morrow has opened an office 
for the general practice of dentistry in the 
Newport (N.H.) Shopping Center. 

Herbert Patterson, president of the Dur- 
ham (Conn.) Manufacturing Co. has been 
elected vice president of the Manufac- 
turers Association of Connecticut Inc. 
M.A.C. was founded in 1815. It now has 
more than 2,300 member companies em- 
ploying about 425,000 men and women, 
approximately 92% of all factory person- 
nel in Connecticut. 

The Rev. Maxwell Welch has assumed 
the pastorate of the Grand Avenue Con- 
gregational Church in New Haven, Conn. 
He is living at 30 Spring Garden St., Ham- 
den, Conn. 06517. 


OHN F. Jaques 
312 Pine Street 
South Portland 04106 

John Benson has been elected president 
of Waterbury (Mass.) Buckle Co. He was 
formerly vice president and treasurer of 
the firm, which he joined in 1955. 

Bill Glover wrote in January: "I am 
now back at the point where I started 
from at Foxcroft Academy. This year I 
am guidance director, and I am enjoying 
every minute of it." 

Classmates and friends will be sorry to 
learn of the death of Deane Hayes, the 
only child of Lawrence and Jane Hayes. 
Deane, according to a note from Larry, 
was killed last June when she was struck 
by a train. 

Don Larrabee was a guest lecturer at 
New York University Graduate School of 



Business Administration for a series of 
lectures on the subject of financial mar- 
keting last November. Don manages his 
own firm, specializing in corporate finan- 
cial and marketing consulting. 

Bob Maxwell has been named chief of 
the United Nations Postal Administration. 
In September 1947 he joined the U.N. 
Secretariat as assistant secretary general 
for economic affairs. Since then he has 
served with U.N. missions in the Far 
East, the Middle East, Europe, and Afri- 
ca. He returned to U.N. headquarters in 
New York in 1965 and was assigned to 
the office of special fund operations. 

Bob Morse has been elected to the 
board of directors of Clevite Corp. 


Ross Williams 
23 Alta Place 
Yonkers, N. Y. 10710 

Don Bramley has been elected a vice 
president of the Life Insurance Agency 
Management Association. 

Irving Callman writes, "You might send 
my best regards to those who remember 
the name Callman and mention that I 
would be most pleased to see any alumnus 
passing through Seville. Better call first as 
I am normally moving around Spain visit- 
ing our locations." Irving's address is 
Avenida de Manuel Siurot 34, Seville. 

Doug Carmichael is chairman of the 
philosophy department at St. Lawrence 
University. His son, Douglas, is attending 
Loomis School in Windsor, Conn. 

George Griggs recently wrote from his 
home in Katonah, N.Y., to say that all 
was fine with his family. George III is a 
senior in high school, and Peter is a 
freshman. Christine is a third grader. 
George is still very busy with the Village 
Improvement Society, the local library 
and fire department, and church work. 

Barbara Hedges, Jim's widow, was kind 
enough to bring us up to date on their 
children. Scott, who is 21, graduated from 
Marvelwood School in Cornwall, Conn. 
He was named the school's best all-around 
athlete and its best lacrosse player and 
was a member of the All-New England 
lacrosse team. He is a member of the 
Navy Reserve, has a job as a draftsman 
for a consulting engineer, and is attending 
Norwalk Community College. Jamie, aged 
18, graduated from Taft School where he 
was a monitor. He is a freshman at St. 
Lawrence University. Nancy, 15, is presi- 
dent of the sophomore class at Thomas 
School, a girls day school in Ro way ton, 
Conn. Mike, 1 1 is active in the Boy 
Scouts and glee club. Sally, at the age of 

7, "reads at least a book a day and is 
learning all about New Math." She also 
takes piano lessons and is active in the 
Brownies. "All I do is try to keep up 
with the children," Barbara added. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Al Pillsbury, whose mother, 
Mrs. Lillian P. Pillsbury, died on Dec. 3. 

Don Scott received a Ph.D. from Florida 
State University in December. The title of 
his dissertation was "Small Colleges in 
Transition: Case Studies of Small Colleges 
Which Recently Have Achieved Regional 
Accreditation for the First Time." 

Dick Warren wrote in January: "Last 
week I moved my family to Pittsburgh 
where I have been promoted to a newly- 
created position, director, traffic and 
transportation, National Steel Corp. For- 
merly, I worked for one of the subsid- 
iaries, Midwest Steel, Portage, Ind." The 
Warren's home address is 314 Bucking- 
ham Road, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15215. 

Fred Whittaker was re-elected last Oc- 
tober to a third one-year term as chair- 
man of the Educational Conference Board 
of Maine, an organization that coordinates 
the work of eight state-wide agencies in- 
volved in public education. 

Allan Woodcock wrote recently to say 
that he has been re-elected judge of pro- 
bate for Penobscot County. 


Thomas R. Huleatt, M.D. 

54 Belcrest Road 

West Hartford, Conn. 06107 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Wally Campbell, whose 
father, Wallace J. Campbell Sr., died on 
Jan. 2. 

A son, James Muir MacNaughton, was 
born to Jim and Mary MacNaughton on 
Dec. 16. He is their third child. Jim con- 
tinues as pastor of the Community Presby- 
terian Church, Brigantine, N.J., and was 
recently elected president of the Atlantic 
County Council of Churches. 

Dave North has moved from Brockton 
to a new home at 76 Donna Drive, Hano- 
ver Center, Mass. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Nelson Oliphant, whose wife, 
Jeane, died on Jan. 23. 

Laurence Staples is one of three Port- 
land area stockbrokers who have opened 
an office of the Philadelphia based broker- 
age firm of Woodcook, Moyer, Fricke & 
French Inc. in Portland. 

Philip Wilder, acting chairman of the 
division of social sciences at Wabash Col- 
lege, has been elected president of the 
Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences. 


Morris A. Densmore 

933 Princeton Boulevard, S.E. 

Grand Rapids, Mich. 49506 

Herb French was on the campus in 
January representing Kidder, Peabody. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Dave Hastings, whose father, 
Hugh W. Hastings '11, died on Jan. 5. 

Tom Meakin wrote recently to say that 
he has a nephew who wants to go to 


Bowdoin and a son who "is not a bit in- 
terested (he is only 17 months old!) ." 
Tom admits that he hasn't started work- 
ing on him yet. 

Al Michelson's son, Mike, has been ad- 
mitted to the Class of 1971 at Bowdoin. 

John Walker has been named manager 
of Air France's central eastern region 
which has headquarters in Washington. 
John was formerly manager of the mid- 
eastern region out of Philadelphia. He 
has been with Air France since 1956. 

Larry Ward wrote in December: "Be- 
sides regular duties as general manager of 
Ward Brothers Inc. in Lewiston, I have 
taken on a three-hour teaching assign- 
ment in marketing-retailing at the Bliss 
Business College." 


Kenneth M. Schubert 
96 Maxwell Avenue 
Geneva, N. Y. 14456 

Robert Andrews has been named pub- 
lications manager for Northeast Utilities 
Service Co. 

Leonard Bell has been elected to a sec- 
ond term as chairman of the Young 
Leadership Cabinet of the United Jewish 
Appeal. His election took place at the 
U.J.A.'s 29th annual national conference 
at New York in December. 

Stan Dole is manager of the Grand 
Rapids, Mich., office of Ernst & Ernst, a 
C.P.A. firm. He has three children, Peggy 
(7) , Howard (5) , and Jim (2) . He serves 
as president of the Churchmen's Fellow- 
ship of the Michigan Conference of the 
United Church of Christ; is a director of 
Pilgrim Manor, a senior citizens' home; 
and is chairman of the stewardship com- 
mittee of Plymouth Congregational 
Church. Stan and his family live at 1536 
Eastlawn S.E., Grand Rapids, Mich. 

Charles Jordan has been appointed as- 
sistant superintendent of the Norton Co. 
order processing department in Worcester, 
Mass. Charles has been with Norton since 
1950. He has held supervisory positions 
in the industrial engineering field and be- 
fore his present appointment was super- 
visor of the planning department. 


C. Cabot Easton 
13 Shawmut Avenue 
Sanford 04073 

Warren Reuman, vice president of The 
Fairfield County Trust Co., has been 
named officer in charge of all the bank's 
offices in the Stamford, Conn., area. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Rich Worth, whose father, 
Lloyd H. Worth, died on Nov. 25. 

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RD 2 
Turner 04282 

Bob Biggar is now associated with the 
law office of Malcolm A. Hoffmann, 12 
East 41st St., New York City. He is still 
specializing in antitrust legislation. 

Matt Branche, who continues to live in 
New Rochelle, N.Y., sends his regards to 


all. He has been busy leading the life of a 
highly-respected surgeon. 

Leon Buker continues to be an assis- 
tant professor at St. Mary's College of 
Maryland, but he has moved to 513 Mid- 
way Drive, Lexington Park, Md. 20653. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Dick Burston, whose father, 
Mark Burston, died on Oct. 12- 

The State Mutual Life Assurance Com- 
pany of America has announced the ap- 
pointment of Don Day as assistant to the 
president and a member of the executive 
committee. He has been with State Mutual 
since 1949. 

Bernard Devine was among those hon- 
ored at the sixth annual Cumberland 
County commissioners' reception in De- 
cember. He is a former municipal court 

Noyes Macomber has been appointed 
chairman of the March of Dimes cam- 
paign in his hometown area of North Ux- 
bridge, Mass. 

George Milligan has been promoted 
from the rank of major to lieutenant 
colonel in the Army. He also recently re- 
ceived a second Bronze Star for "distin- 
guished performance of duty in connec- 
tion with ground operations against a 
hostile force" in Vietnam while serving 
with the First Infantry Division's head- 
quarters and headquarters company from 
Aug. 1, 1965, to Aug. 6, 1966. George also 
holds the Army Commendation Medal 
and the Air Medal. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Jerry St. Clair, whose mother, 
Mrs. Betty St. Clair, died on Jan. 1. 

Don Spring is the new head of the 
science department at Lincoln Junior 
High School in Portland. 

Lance Sutherland, who is associated 
with New England Mutual Life Insurance 
Co., has been designated a Chartered Life 

Earle and Nancy Wilson became the 
parents of their third child, Jason Chris- 
topher Wilson, on Dec. 25. 


Richard A. Morrell 
2 Breckan Road 
Brunswick 04011 

Emil Allen has been elected to a three- 
year term on the Kearsarge Regional 
School Board, a newly-formed seven-town 
district in New Hampshire; president of 
the New Hampshire Memorial Society; 
chairman of Warner Town Budget Com- 
mittee; director of the Saban Electric Co., 
a manufacturer of transformers; to a 
three-year term as a trustee of Concord 
Hospital; to the Governor's Committee for 

the United Nations; and moderator of the 
Concord Unitarian Church. 

Cmdr. Joe Britton is stationed at the 
Navy hospital at St. Albans, N.Y., doing 
general surgery and surgical research. His 
children now total four, the youngest be- 
ing seven months. All are boys. When he 
wrote recently, he said that his family 
found "America a confusing place to live 
after our three years in North Africa." 
The Brittons live at 254 Archer St., Free- 
port, N.Y. 

Gerald Cogan wrote in December: "It 
was a pleasant surprise to have a son, 
Daniel, after my three girls, Laurie, Deb- 
orah and Marjorie. It will take a few 
years, but he'll make Bowdoin yet. I'm 
still in private dental practice in Port- 
land, Ore., where I join various causes, 
most of them lost." 

Richard Haskell has been named super- 
visor of Sports Illustrated's insurance clas- 
sification. He has moved to the New York 
advertising sales office after having been 
Boston advertising sales manager since 

Dick Hatch wrote in December: "Our 
first child, a boy, conveniently arrived on 
Dec. 30, 1965. At his rate of growth he 
should make a good end for Bowdoin in 
the 1980's." The Hatches live at 2001 
North Adams St., Arlington, Va. 22201. 

Mert Henry was elected to a three-year 
term on the Portland School Committee 
in December. 

Bill Kirwin is on sabbatical leave from 
Memorial University, St. John's, New- 
foundland, this year. He is spending his 
leave in England and Ireland and expects 
to return to St. John's this fall. Bill is an 
associate professor of linguistics. 

John Lawless wrote in December: "I 
enrolled at the University of Washington 
this fall to finish the two years I had at 
Bowdoin. I would like to teach inter- 
mediate level science or mathematics. My 
wife, Agnes, is supporting us by teaching 
first grade. She has her B.A. and is now 
working on another degree." John and 
Agnes live at 19026 103rd Ave. N.E., 
Bothell, Wash. 98011. 

Gene McNabb has resigned as pro of 
the Kebo Valley Golf Club, a post he 
held for seven years. 

Fred Malone wrote a good letter from 
Abadan, South Iran, in early January 
while he was in a hospital receiving a 
physical examination. Among other things, 
he said: "I should be in Maine during the 
week of 6 February. As a shocker, par- 
ticularly to Pete Barnard, I shall be com- 
plete with a new bride. I put up a good 
fight lasting this long. More amazing is 
that she is a Maine girl. She was born in 
Vinalhaven, brought up in Hope (where- 
ever that is) , and a product of Gorham 
State Teachers. Her name is Nancy Hall, 
and she is from Agha Jari. We became 
engaged on Thanksgiving Day and will 
marry on Feb. 1. . . . Now what I want 
to know is do I get a prize for holding 
out this long? Tell Dan Hanley '39 it 
must be the Irish in me." 

Don Mortland writes that he is "having 
a grand time teaching at Unity (Maine) 


Institute of Liberal Arts and Science, 
which opened in September." Life on the 
"frontier," he says, is good. "No smoke in 
your eyes, etc., etc." 

Paul Rubin, an engineer with General 
Electric Co., has moved to 3134 Dailey St. 
West, Phoenix, Ariz. 85023. 

Roddy and Don Snyder happily report 
that their family grew again in November, 
when a daughter, Hilary, was adopted at 
aged two months. 

In January, Russell Sage College an- 
nounced that Dave Spector, an associate 
professor of history there, would direct 
a seven-week NDEA Institute in civics en- 
titled Teaching about Communism. 


Louis J. SlROY 
P.O. Box 189 
Epping, N.H. 03042 

Three members of the class were among 
those elected to office last November. Bim 
Clifford was elected Androscoggin County 
attorney. Jon Lund was elected the state 
senator from Kennebec, and Bill Arnold 
was re-elected to the county board of 

Buried in a news release announcing 
the promotion of Bob DeCosta to eastern 
regional sales manager of Hathaway Shirts 
was the fact that he and Mary have 11 
children. We'd be quick to add, "No 
wonder he works for a clothing company!" 
but that sounds like the corny humor 
usually found in an alumni magazine. 
Anyway, 11 must be a record for Bow- 
doin. The DeCostas, by the way, live at 
18 Manor Road, Ridgefield, Conn. 

Leonard Gilley, who teaches at the 
University of Denver, was awarded his 
Ph.D. in English by the University of 
Denver on Nov. 23. Two days earlier, 
Leonard and his wife became the parents 
of Thomas Turner Gilley. 

Herewith a story from United Press In- 
ternational as it appeared in the Jan. 2 
edition of the Portland Press Herald: "A 
group of New York City physicians with 
a taste for the finer things in life has an- 
nounced establishment of a 'hangover 
clinic' featuring French cognac and cham- 
pagne to help heal themselyes on New 
Year's Day. Dr. Herbert L. Gould, presi- 
dent of the Physicians Wine Appreciation 
Society of New York, which describes it- 
self as a group of several hundred doc- 
tors who espouse the cause of good food, 
wine and spirits,' said the group would 
fall back on its time- tested holiday cure- 
all— a cocktail known as the French 75. 
He said the clinic, located in a plush mid- 
town hotel, also would provide aspirin for 
members who can't stand the thought." 
Two questions, Herb: Is your organization 
incorporated under the laws of the State 
of New York, and who is your press agent? 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Hugh Hastings, whose father, 
Hugh W. Hastings '11, died on Jan. 5. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Charlie Kerr, whose father, 
Linton Kerr, died on Dec. 12. 

John Sanborn wrote in December: 
"Doris and I are the proud parents of a 

fourth daughter and sixth child, Sarah 
Walrath Sanborn, born on Aug. 5. Unless 
Bowdoin affiliates with a girl's college, ala 
Yale and Vassar, it looks as though we 
haven't done too well to guarantee future 
sons for Bowdoin." 


Adrian L. Asherman 
21 Cherry Hill Drive 
Waterville 04901 

Dr. Bill Austin and his research on how 
acidity of the blood can be used in the 
diagnosis of lung and kidney disorders 
were featured in an article on research 
being carried out at the Maine Medical 
Center, Portland. The article appeared in 
the Jan. 6 edition of the Portland Sunday 

Claude Bonang and the salt-water 
aquarium he has installed in his biology 
classroom at Brunswick High School were 
the subject of an interesting feature story 
in the Dec. 8 issue of The Brunswick 
Record. Students, the article pointed out, 
not only read about marine life but have 
an opportunity to observe it. It is believed 
that this is the first salt-water aquarium 
installed in a Maine high school. 

Ted Brodie was appointed vice presi- 
dent of New England Insulation Co. in 

Dave Dean is still chief of the cardio- 
pulmonary laboratory at the Buffalo 
(N.Y.) Veterans Hospital. He was recently 
promoted to assistant professor of medi- 
cine at the State University of New York 
at Buffalo School of Medicine and was 
certified by the American Board of In- 
ternal Medicine. He and his family have 
moved to 65 Huxley Drive in nearby Sny- 
der, N.Y. 

Birger Eiane is a senior research en- 
gineer at Stanford Research Institute. He 
is engaged in analysis and evaluation of 
large phased array radar systems and 
their electronic counter-counter measures 
performance. His address is 1811 Haynes 
Ave., Huntsville, Ala. 

Dick Hall of 90 Bradford Road, Weston, 
Mass., has been elected a vice president of 
Old Colony Trust Co. He is also a vice 
president of The First National Bank of 
Boston. He was on the campus in January 
to represent his company. 

Cam Niven has been elected a direc- 
tor of the Pejepscot Historical Society in 

Roger Welch has become a partner in 
the law firm of Thomas N. Weeks, Brad- 
ford H. Hutchins, and Miles P. Frye in 
Waterville. Roger has been with the firm 
since 1958, previously having been with 
the law firm of Bingham, Dana & Gould 
in Boston from 1955 to 1958. 

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Albert C. K. Chun-Hoon, M.D. 
418 Alewa Drive 
onolulu, Hawaii 96817 

Oliver Brown has moved from Orwell, 
Vt., to 509 West 121st St., Apt. 210, New 
York, N.Y. 10027. 

John Curran, former editor of the 
weekly Kennet (Pa.) News and Adver- 

tiser, has joined the staff of the Gloucester 
(Mass.) Daily Times as city editor. 

Dare and Al Farrington have done it 
again. They became the parents of their 
second set of twins, Joan and Katherine, 
on Dec. 8, 1966. Their first set, Ann and 
Molly, were born in March 1965. 

Ralph Levi is the chairman of the 1967 
fund drive of United Cerebral Palsy in 
Danvers, Mass. He had the same job last 

Emerson Roberts is still making fre- 
quent trips to Alaska. In December he 
wrote: "We enjoy the Northwest very 
much. We take camping trips with our 
children whenever the opportunity arises." 
The Robertses live at 7018 82nd S.E., 
Mercer Island, Wash. 

Louis Roberts is teaching English and 
directing drama at the University of Mas- 
sachusetts at Boston. His first production, 
Under Milk Wood, ran in January. 


Horace A. Hildreth Jr. 
Suite 507 

465 Congress Street 
Portland 04111 

Fred Cameron has moved from Byfield, 
Mass., to 109 West Queen St., Edenton, 
N.C. 27932. He is the production manager 
of the carbon and ribbon division of 
Carters Ink Co. 

Angelo Eraklis wrote in December: 
"Katherine and I, with our two daugh- 
ters, Elaine (6) and Mary Anna (4) , have 
settled in Belmont, Mass. I am practicing 
surgery at the Children's Hospital Med- 
ical Center, and the Boston City Hospital. 
All is well." 

John Friedlander is director of admis- 
sions and head of the English department 
at Northwood School, Lake Placid, N.Y. 
He and his wife became the parents of a 
daughter, Patricia Dean, on Aug. 3. 

Major Ros Moore, who is with the V 
Corps headquarters in Frankfurt, Ger- 
many, wrote in November to say that he 
expected to receive orders sending him 
back to Vietnam. He flew armed helicop- 
ters in Vietnam during 1965. 

Mr. and Mrs. Herb Phillips became the 
parents of Jane Leslie on Aug. 25. They 
have two other children, Tommy and 

Ettore Piraino wrote in December: "I 
was named director of guidance at John 
Jay High School, Katonah, N.Y., this 
year. One of our best students, George 
Griggs, has already been accepted at 
Bowdoin for admission in the fall. We 
think George and Bowdoin made a wise 
decision. Walt Moulton '58 is doing an 
excellent job of representing the College 
in our area, and I am enjoying my con- 
tacts with him." 

Pete Webber wrote recently: "I've been 
in command of the Fifth Field Hospital 
for almost a year now here in Bangkok. 
Eight more months here in Thailand and 
I'll be heading back to the States. If any- 
one is passing through, drop in on me— 
we're right in town." 

Lew Welch has been promoted from 
assistant to associate dean of the Graduate 
School of Public Affairs at Albany, N.Y. 


7 Z_ £_ Lloyd O. Bishop 
■ \ Wilmington College 
K_S%^/ Wilmington, N. C. 

Fred Bartlett has been named personnel 
manager of marketing and administration 
for Honeywell's electronic data processing 

Mel Hodgkins has been appointed per- 
sonnel manager of the Badger Co. Inc. of 
Cambridge, Mass. The firm designs, en- 
gineers, and constructs chemical, petro- 
chemical, and petroleum plants. 

Sam Levey wrote in December to say 
that he is still with the Massachusetts 
Department of Health and is a lecturer 
on hospital administration at Harvard 
School of Public Health. 

Bill Reagan has moved from Pawtucket, 
R.I., to 6 Ashford St., Apt. 2, Allston, 
Mass. He is an instructor at Perkins 
School for the Blind. 

Joe Rooks and his wife became the 
parents of their third child and second 
son, Peter, last August. 

Carl Scheffy has been named manager 
of the Friendly Ice Cream Shop in the 
Haverhill (Mass.) Plaza. 

Dr. Dick Taylor, associate radiologist 
at St. Mary's General Hospital, Lewiston, 
received his certification from the Amer- 
ican Board of Radiology in December. 

Francis Twinem has moved to Carlisle, 
Mass., and is employed at the missile 
systems division of Raytheon at Bedford. 

^J / B 

ohn C. Finn 
Palmer Road 
Beverly, Mass. 01915 



345 Brookline Street 
Needham, Mass. 02192 

Horst Albach wrote in December: "Two 
weeks ago we had a faculty celebration in 
memory of Prof. Herbert v. Beckerath 
who was a member of the Bowdoin faculty 
in 1934 after leaving Germany and Bonn 
University in protest against the Nazi 
regime." Horst lives at 49 Wald St., Bad 
Godesberg, West Germany. 

Leo Berkley has moved to Upper Main 
St., RD 1, Lisbon Falls. He is married to 
the former Ann Bugbee and they have 
two children, Linda (10) and Michael 
(6) . Leo works for the Paragon Glass 
Co. in Lewiston. 

Paul Doherty and his father Louis '19 
have joined with several other lawyers to 
form a new firm in Springfield, Mass. In 
January Paul received a master's degree in 
taxation from the B.U. Law School. 

The Rev. William Freeman became 
minister of Trinity Episcopal Church, 
Scituate, Mass., on Dec. 12- 

Alden Head is working for Bowles, An- 
drews & Towne, an actuarial consulting 
firm in Richmond, Va. He and his wife 
became the parents of their first child, 
Laura, on Sept. 11. 

Dick Kurtz wrote from his home in 
Richmond, Va., in December: "Ginny and 
I are enjoying Richmond very much. We 
now have three boys, Robert Huntington 
and the twins, Glenn Richardson and Ed- 
ward Wellesley." 

A daughter, Judith Susan, was born to 
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rose on Dec. 29. 

Jim Boudreau has been elected an as- 
sistant trust officer of the National Shaw- 
mut Bank of Boston. He has been as- 
signed as a trust representative in the 
pension and profit sharing group. 

Harry Carpenter is completing his last 
year of a residency in pediatrics. He ex- 
pects to open private pediatric practice in 
August in Topsfield, Mass. His family is 
growing as they expect their second child 
in May. Harry's address is Linebrook 
Road, Willowdale Farm, Ipswich, Mass. 

Major John Collier wrote in November: 
"Finished the wonderful year of exchange 
duty with the British last August and am 
now the plans officer for the Special War- 
fare Center at Fort Bragg." 

Jack and Phyllis Collins announce the 
birth of Alexander McVickar Collins on 
Nov. 29 at the Holy Cross Hospital of 
Silver Spring, Md. He joins Sarah (3) and 
Christopher (19 months) . 

Dick Drenzek, who was promoted to the 
rank of major in November, hopes to re- 
turn to the country in April after having 
spent two and a half years in and out of 
Okinawa, Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam. 

Dick Fickett was promoted to the rank 
of major in September. He continues to 
work toward an M.B.A. at Syracuse. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Pete Hastings, whose father, 
Hugh W. Hastings '11, died on Jan. 5. 

Kent Hobby was presented the Presi- 
dent's Trophy by the Health Care Divi- 
sion of Johnson & Johnson in December. 

Capt. and Mrs. Steve Land have moved 
again. Their new address is 8272 Lewis 
Place, Orlando, Fla. 32809. Steve is still 
assigned to McCoy AFB. 

In December the Boston Herald ran 
the following editorial: "The biographical 
Who's Who for the 1967 Massachusetts 
Legislature is out and it reads like a ca- 
reer opportunities pamphlet at an em- 
ployment center. For example, the legisla- 
ture will contain 45 lawyers, 19 real estate 
brokers and 10 teachers. Also on the roster 
will be a clergyman, a law student, two 
firemen, a tax assessor, an electric line- 
man and a sanitarian (whatever that is) . 
Oh, yes, and one lawmaker listed his pro- 
fession as 'politician.' His name is John 
McGlennon (R-Concord) and he will be 
starting his first term in the house. If 
honesty is any indication of future suc- 
cess, Rep. McGlennon should have a bril- 
liant career." Copyright 1966 by the Bos- 
ton Herald-Traveler Corp. 

Bill McWilliams is now living at 26 
Hillside Ave., Maldon, Mass. He finished 
fourth in the 35-pound weight throw at 
the Knights of Columbus track meet in 
Boston on Jan. 14. 

Dana Randall and his family have 
moved to 1744 Wanninger Lane, Cincin- 
nati, Ohio 45230. Dana is manager of 
production planning for the food prod- 
ucts division of Procter and Gamble. 
Their first child, a daughter Stacey, was 
born on July 31. 

State Street Bank and Trust Co. of 
Boston has promoted Dean Ridlon to 
assistant vice president. Dean joined the 
bank in 1957 and has worked in the 
Credit Department as an investigator and 
analyst and in the Depositor's Service Di- 
vision where he was in banking and loan 

Al Roulston wrote in January to say 
that he had moved from New York to 
8110 Gould Ave., Hollywood, Calif. 90046, 
but he did not say what he is doing. What 
gives, Al? 

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Shepherd became the 
parents of their first child, a girl, on Jan. 
14. Bob is the press secretary of Sen. Ed- 
mund S. Muskie H'57. 

Ira Shinberg and two other lawyers have 
formed an association in Haverhill, Mass. 
Their offices are located in the Grant 
Building, 50 Merrimack St. Ira and his 
wife, Gail, have one son. 

"The Wagg family is fine," Major Bob 
Wagg wrote in January. "David Phares 
Wagg joined us on 19 November. He is 
doing just fine. I ran into Major Roswell 
Moore '54 at a conference a short time 

Dave Watson has moved from Roches- 
ter, N.Y., to 1697 Winchester, Lincoln 
Park, Mich. 48146. 

Whitey and Anne Whitehurst became 
the parents of Robert Michael on Dec. 6. 
Their newest child joins Renee, Richard, 
and Debbie. 

Clem and Mary Lou Wilson are pleased 
to announce the addition of a daughter, 
Ellen, to the family. Ellen was born in 
April 1965. The Wilsons have two other 
children, Steven (7) and David (5) . Clem 
is teaching English at King Philip Junior 
High School in West Hartford, Conn. Jim 
and Mary Lou Millar of Wallingford and 
the Wilsons get together regularly for 

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OHN D. Wheaton 
10 Sutton Place 
Lewiston 04240 

Norman Beisaw wrote in November: 
"Finished a first-year general surgical 
residency at New England Medical Cen- 
ter in July. I am now in an orthopedic 
surgery residency at Harvard's Children's 
Hospital and Mass. General Hospital. My 
present duties include teaching anatomy 
at Harvard to the Simmons physical 
therapist! Nan, Lynn (7) , and Gary (3) 
are fine. We expect Number 3 in June." 

Norman Block is attending the Euro- 
pean Institute of Business Administration 
(INSEAD) in Fontainebleau, France, dur- 
ing the 1966-67 academic year. 

Dr. Al Boone is now a captain in the 
Air Force. His address is 4941-B Locust 
St., Malstrom AFB, Great Falls, Mont. 

Now that he has completed two years 
with the Army, Matt Levine is a resident 
in psychiatry at McLean Hospital in Bel- 
mont, Mass. He, Carol, and their chil- 
dren, Laura (7) and Jonathan (4) , live 
at 52 Williston Road, Auburndale, Mass. 

Willard Linscott was recently promoted 
to vice president and trust officer of the 


Merrill Trust Co. Willard lives at 22 Hill- 
crest Drive, Brewer. 

Dick and Betty Michelson and their 
children, Shari (6) , Kary (4) , Eric (1) , 
are continuing to enjoy the Northwest. 
"We've taken up sailing," Dick wrote re- 
cently, "and have our boat moored a 
half-mile from our home. The Boeing 
Co. continues to keep me well employed, 
and I currently head the department of 
mathematical applications— an integrated 
computing and analysis organization— in 
the commercial airplane division." 

Marc Morin has completed his duty 
with the Navy and is now a staff member 
of the Los Angeles County Hospital. For 
the next five years he will intern and 
specialize in neurosurgery. 

Dunstan Newman is now in the East 
Orange, N.J., office of Liberty Mutual 
Insurance Co. 

Bob Plourde has moved to 155 Barton 
Road, Greenfield, Mass. 

John Riley is a Navy doctor in Viet- 
nam, according to word received from his 

Alan Robinson and his wife have two 
children, Andrew (5) and Deborah (2) . 
Al is a supervisor with Lybrand, Ross 
Brothers & Montgomery. They have pur- 
chased a home at 54 Rochester Road, 
Newton Centre, Mass. 

Bob Sargent, according to a note from 
his wife in December, is on an 18 month 
tour at the American embassy in Saigon. 
His address is Hqs MACV, Box 101, APO 
San Francisco, Calif. 96222. 

Gordie Weil wrote in December: "I am 
no longer working for the European Com- 
munity. I am preparing a study under a 
Rockefeller grant on development of a 
common European foreign policy through 
the European Community. I am doing 
quite an amount of writing for a wide 
variety of publications (from the Washing- 
ton Post to the American Journal of In- 
ternational Law) and am a member of 
the editorial committtee of Agenor, a new 
European review. We continue to live in 
Brussels. My wife, Roberta, is an econo- 
mist at Banque de Bruxelles." 

Dick Wilsey has moved from Stamford, 
Conn., to 330 Millington Blvd., Bloom- 
field Hills, Mich. 48013. He is the assis- 
tant to the general manager of Shelby 
Lithographing Co. Inc. 


Brendan J. Teeling, M.D. 
32 Opal Avenue 
Beverly, Mass. 01915 

Capt. Harold Aldrich and Betty Jean 
Riegel of Easton, 111., married at Fort 
Benning, Ga., in December. Betty is a 
graduate of Western Illinois University. 

Jim Carnathan and his wife became the 
parents of twins, Ian Thomson and Britta 
Linn, on Dec. 21. 

Charles Dyer is in his second year as 
an M.B.A. candidate at Harvard Business 
School. "The end is almost in sight," he 
says. Charlie is living at 49 Lawn St. in 

Capt. Stuart Goldberg is still stationed 
in Germany. He has been doing a great 

GORRA '59 

GOULD '60 

deal of traveling and says that his two 
years of German at Bowdoin have been 
a valuable aid. "I would like to hear from 
anyone in the Bayreuth area," he wrote 
recently. "I see Jim Gould '60 quite often. 
He's studying medicine in Munich. Stu- 
art's address is 87th Medical Detachment 
(Den. Svc.) USADC Bindlach, APO New 
York, N.Y. 09411. 

Bob Gorra could well be practicing 
that famous song from Guys and Dolls, 
I Got the Horse Right Here. He recently 
purchased several racing horses. Bob is 
still single, as you might expect. In Sep- 
tember he joined Morton International 
Co. as its product development engineer 
on the East Coast. 

Dave Hunter has joined the manage- 
ment consulting firm of Cresap, McCor- 
mick and Paget in New York as an asso- 
ciate in the international division. He is 
doing consulting work centered primarily 
in hospitals and medical centers through- 
out the country. The Hunters have pur- 
chased a new home in Tarrytown, N.Y., 
at 133 Crest Drive. 

Dave Laurie and Christina Gummere 
plan to marry in May. Christina is a 
graduate of Hartwick College. 

Chris Main has been promoted to lieu- 
tenant in the Navy and is the executive 
officer aboard the USS Bridget. 

Dave and Roberta Olsen became the 
parents of Bradford Sorum on Sept. 24. 

Mr. and Mrs. Alvan Ramler became 
the parents of their first child, Dari 
Tuck, on Sept. 17. 

Class Secretary Bren Teeling and his 
wife, Doris, had their third child, Michael 
Brendan, on Aug. 25. Bren is presently 
completing his third and final year of 
residency in opthalmology at University 
Hospital, Boston, and plans to establish 
practice in the North Shore area in July. 

David Zolov is taking a two-year post- 
doctoral fellowship in immunology and 
allergy at the N.Y.U. Medical Center. "I 
will be here until July 1968, at which 
time I plan to enter the Air Force," he 
wrote in November. Dave's family is 
growing up. Michael is four and Eric two. 


Richard H. Downes 
General Theological Seminary 
175 Ninth Avenue 
New York, N. Y. 10011 

Joel Abromson wrote in December: 
"Lou Bernstein '22 served as my chairman 
of advanced sales when I headed the 1966 
Portland Israel Bond Drive in December. 
We were honored to have President Coles 
at our headtable for the drive's victory 
dinner. George Jessel was the speaker." 

Don Cousins is a junior program officer 
for the Agency for International Develop- 
ment. His address is 2440 16th St. N.W., 
Apt. 504, Washington, D.C. 20009. On 
Dec. 27 he and Rae Louise Baldwin of 
Brewer married. Rae is a senior at Mount 
Holyoke College. 

According to a note received from 
Luther Whittier '13, Glenn Frankenfield 
has bought a home in Farmington Falls 
and is living there. 

Ted Fuller and his family, which in- 
cludes daughters Muffy (31/0 and Kerrin 
(1) , have moved to 4505 Cherokee Lane, 
Birmingham, Mich. 48010. 

Sheldon Goldthwait and Suanne Morse, 
who attended Lasell Junior College and 
the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, mar- 
ried on Dec. 3. 

Creative Associates, a public relations 
firm in Portland, has appointed John 
Gould as a vice president. John joined 
the firm in May 1965 and has served as an 
account executive for major clients. 

Don Hall has been named office super- 
visor in the Boston branch office of the 
Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & In- 
surance Co. He joined the company in 

Capt. Dennis Hodsdon has been on ac- 
tive duty with the Army since receiving 
his M.A. in mathematics from the Uni- 
versity of Maine in 1962. He has been sta- 
tioned in Georgia, California, Germany, 
and is now in Baltimore. Dennis has re- 
ceived a Regular Army commission and 
plans to make it a career. He and Judith 
Lamb of St. Petersburg, Fla., married in 
August 1963. 

Michael Iwanowicz, "along with sons 
Matthew and Timothy and wife Pat," are 
engaged in an evening M.B.A. program at 
Babson Institute, according to a recent 
note. During the day Mike is a senior 
programmer-analyst for Philip Hawkins 
and Co. Inc., Arlington, Mass. 

Pierre Paradis, a lawyer and instructor 
in English at Southern Maine Vocational 
Institute, was one of the judges for the 
Acushnet, Mass., district Voice of Democ- 
racy speaking contest. 

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Roach became the 
parents of their fifth child, Timothy Gi- 
rard, on Dec. 30. 

Pete Sheldon wrote in January: "I am 
still in the minerals and metals business 
here in Tokyo. Life is comfortable and 
the Japanese girls are delightful. Lan- 
guage is still a problem but there is a 
very international crowd here. Sayonara." 
Pete's address is CPO Box 1393, Minato 
Ku, Tokyo, Japan. 

Capt. Bob Virtue is flying B-52's for the 
Air Force. 

Joe Volpe is a clinical associate in the 
mental retardation program of the Na- 
tional Institute of Child Health and Hu- 
man Development of the National Insti- 
tutes of Health. He will remain there un- 
til 1968. 

John Watters is with the Massachusetts 
Mutual Life Insurance Co. in Allentown, 
Pa. He and his wife became parents for 
the first time when Jean Elizabeth was 
born on May 26. 



Lawrence C. Bickford 
Apartment 2A 
164 Ravine Avenue 
Yonkers, N. Y. 10701 

Bob Barlow expects to graduate from 
Rockefeller University in June. He has 
accepted a job for next year as an assis- 
tant professor of sensory communication 
at Syracuse University. 

Mac Brawn has been named a special 
agent for the Eastern New England De- 
partment by the Andover Companies. 

Jim Cohen had one of the lead roles 
in the Waterville Theater Guild's pro- 
duction of The Pajama Game, which was 
presented in January. 

Dr. and Mrs. Dick Cornell became the 
parents of a daughter, Marcia Jane, on 
Nov. 10. 

Mai Cushing returned from a 13-month 
tour in Korea last November and de- 
scribed it as an "unbelievable and unfor- 
getable experience." He is now stationed 
at Suffolk County AFB, Westhampton 
Beach, N.Y. Mai is a dentist. 

Joe Dowd wrote recently to say that he 
and Joanne W. Holgate married on April 
23, 1966. Joe is an officer of Manufacturers 
Hanover Trust Co. He and his wife live 
at 400 85th St., New York, N.Y. 10028. 

Joe Frary wrote in January: "I am a 
first year graduate student in philosophy 
at Fordham. I was ordained a priest on 
Dec. 17. I work at Cathedral Church of 
St. John the Devine in New York City 
and at the Church of the Holy Commu- 
nion in Paterson, N.J." Joe's address is 
272 East 7th St., New York, N.Y. 10009. 

Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Francis Fuller, whose father, 
Col. Francis R. Fuller, died on Oct. 10. 

Dick Hatheway wrote in December: 
"We're back in Ithaca, N.Y., after having 
spent a delightful summer working in the 
Damariscotta area. We're expecting our 
second child in June so next summer's 
plans are somewhat up in the air." 

Bob and Ann Hurd became the parents 
of a son, John Woodcock, on Nov. 11. 

Dick Lowell was on the campus earlier 
this year representing the Upjohn Co. 

Paul Lynn has moved from Melrose, 
Mass., to 69 Barnes St., Providence, R.I. 
He works for I.B.M. 

Bill Mason was on the campus in Jan- 
uary to represent Kidder, Peabody & Co. 

Don Roberts recently received his law 
degree from the University of California 
School of Law and passed his bar exam- 
inations. He is practicing with the firm 
of Hill, Janssen, Corbett and Dunaway 
in Eureka, Calif. Don's address is 4060 
Walnut, Apt. A., Eureka, Calif. 

Herman Segal is taking a first-year resi- 
dency in medicine at Kings County Hos- 
pital in Brooklyn. He expects to return 
to the Boston area on July 1 to start a 
senior residency at the Veterans Adminis- 
tration Hospital. 

Gerald Slavet and Susan Farro married 
at New York City on Dec. 25. Susan is an 
alumna of the American University in 
Washington, D.C. 

Roy Weymouth expects to be at Cleve- 
land Metropolitan General Hospital as a 

WYMAN '62 


resident in pediatrics until June 1968. 
Then it's two years in the Navy. After 
that he hopes to return to New England. 
Charlie Wing and his wife became the 
parents of their second son, Gregory, on 
Feb. 16, 1966. Charlie received a Ph.D. 
from M.I.T. in June, and he is currently 
a research associate at M.I.T. The Wings 
live at 75 South Crescent Circle, Brigh- 
ton, Mass. 


Lt. Ronald F. Famiglietti 

104 Schoenbeck 

Prospect Heights, 111. 60070 

Fifth reunion planning is under way 
for commencement weekend, June 9-10. 
Classmates are urged to make reservations 
as soon as possible. Details can be ob- 
tained from Jack Adams, Box 24, South 
Freeport, Maine 04078. 

Doug Blodgett and Shirley Ann Smith 
of Portland plan to marry on Aug. 12. 

Bob Briggs has returned from Europe 
and is stationed with the 354th Air Po- 
lice Squadron at Myrtle Beach AFB, S.C. 

Bill Cohen was campaign manager for 
Howard Foley, the Republican candidate 
for Maine's Second Congressional District 
last fall. He began his law practice in 
Bangor following the election. Bill also 
teaches law at Husson College in Bangor. 
He is living at 41 Knox St., Bangor, and 
his office is located at 15 Columbia St. 

The engagement of Dave Evans and 
Susan E. Hallagan of Rochester, N.Y., was 
announced in December. Susan is a grad- 
uate of Skidmore College. 

Bill and Ann Gillies became the par- 
ents of a son, Robert Coburn, on Jan. 3. 
Bill is pursuing a Ph.D. in social studies 
at the University of Chicago. He is a 
staff associate in their M.A.T. program. 

Warren Greeley is in his second year 
at Tufts working toward a Ph.D. in eco- 
nomics. He and Louise became the par- 
ents of their second son in October. 

Capt. Steve Lippert wrote from Viet- 
nam in January: "I am currently at First 
Infantry Division Artillery Headquarters 
as S-5. This entails problems associated 
with civil affairs: relations between mili- 
tary and civilian authorities. ... I am 
planning on re-entering school next iall 
to complete premedicine requirements in 
preparation for medical school." 

Baynard Livingston and his wife 
bought a small house at Hanson, Mass., 
in September. Hanson is located about 
midway between Boston and Cape Cod. 
Baynard is still with John Hancock, in 
the city mortgage department. His address 
is Beechwood Rd., Hanson, Mass. 

Capt. Charles Perrine and Harriet Wil- 
son Stevenson of Bala-Cynwyd, Pa., mar- 
ried on Dec. 17. Harriet is a graduate of 
West Chester State College and is doing 
graduate work at Penn State. 

Steve Piper wrote in December: "I have 
an exciting position as a military scientist 
in the Office of the Chief of Staff, U.S. 
Army. Most of my activity is doing sys- 
tems analysis or operations research." 
Steve is living at Apt. 207, 815 South 18th 
St., Arlington, Va. 22202. 

Arnold Rosenfeld has left the service 
and is a student at Boston College Law 
School. His address is 7 Todman Rd., 
Woburn, Mass. 01801. 

Glenn Saunders and his family are liv- 
ing in Babenhauser, Germany. Glen is 
an artillery battery commander. Among 
the recent visitors to the Saunders' house 
were Jim Garfield and Dick Pulsifer, 
both of whom were accompanied by their 

Gov. Kenneth M. Curtis has appointed 
Dick Sawyer as a special assistant. 

John Wyman has been transferred by 
New England Telephone from its busi- 
ness office in Manchester, N.H., where he 
was the manager, to the public relations 
department in Boston, where he is in the 
news section. 


Charles Micoleau 
89 Cony Street 
Augusta, Maine 04331 

Dick Cunningham and Arlene Lee 
Naples of West Paterson, N.J., plan to 
marry on July 22. Arlene is a senior at 
Paterson State College. Dick is now living 
at 670 New Hempstead Road, Spring 
Valley, N.Y. 10977. He is a high school 
American history teacher. 

Charles Flagg was ordained and in- 
stalled as minister of the Nora Free Chris- 
tian Church, Unitarian Universalist, at 
Hanska, Minn., on Nov. 27. 

Lew Knudsen wrote in December: "I 
plan to spend 1967 in Vietnam as a guest 
of the Army. I will be an adviser." 

Army Lt. Howard Levine has been ap- 
pointed trial counsel for Fort Gordon, 
Augusta, Ga. 

Larry Miller expects to finish medical 
school in June. Plans after that are not 
set, but he expects to specialize in ob- 
stetrics and gynecology. 

Rod Stevenson and Lucille Marsalise of 
DeRidder, La., married on Nov. 26. They 
are living in Houston, Texas, where Rod 
is employed by the Insurance Company of 
North America. Lucille is a teacher. 

Marsh Tellan wrote in January: "I am 
progressing through the executive train- 
ing program of Sears, Roebuck & Co. I 
am now in West Springfield, Mass., as a 
division manager." 


David W. Fitts 
40 Leslie Road 
Auburndalc, Mass. 


Karl-Dieter Bunting is working with 
the department of phonetics and commu- 
nication science at Bonn University. He 


is doing research in computational lin- 
guistics and hopes to receive a Ph.D. Karl 
is married to a high school teacher and 
has two boys, Hansi (2) and Heiner (9 
months) . He occasionally sees Jon Mac- 
Donald '61 who is stationed at Oberam- 
mergau. Karl's address is 5302 Beuel, 
Kaiser-Konrad-Str. 14, West Germany. 

Steve Codner wrote in December: "Still 
working for the Guaranty Bank in Worces- 
ter, Mass., in the data processing field. 
Peggy is expecting a baby in June. It will 
be our first." 

Bill Farley and Nancy Driggs of Engle- 
wood, N.J., married on Dec. 17. Nancy is 
an alumna of the University of Pennsyl- 
vania and has attended the U.C.L.A. and 
Boston College law schools. They are liv- 
ing in Boston. 

Dave Henshaw is teaching at Hannibal 

(N.Y.) High School. He and June Carter 

of Lincoln, Neb., were married on Oct. 1, 

not in September as was reported in the 

January issue. 

Dave Hirth wrote in December: "I re- 
ceived an M.S. from the University of 
Massachusetts last June. I am now teach- 
ing biology and chemistry at the Choate 
School in Wallingford, Conn., and am 
enjoying it very much. Dana and I have 
a ten-month-old son, John Crosby, and 
are expecting a second baby in April." 

Lt. Eric Loth and Rosemarie Ann Gun- 
dal of West Roxbury, Mass., married in 
December. Rosemarie is a graduate of 
Emmanuel College. She has a master's 
degree in history from the University of 

Bruce Lutsk wrote in December "I am 
presently a platoon leader here in Korea. 
I am stationed at Camp Casey, headquar- 
ters of the Seventh Infantry Division. I 
have about 5y 2 months left here and 
eagerly look forward to my return to the 
States and the 'real world.' Just received 
last May's Alumnus and was very glad to 
see the honors accorded to Sid Watson." 

John McCarthy is a counselor at Salem 
(N.H.) High School. His address is 43 
School St., Rockland, Mass. 

Dave McDowell wrote in December: 
"On Aug. 27 Catherine Skinner of Troy, 
Pa., and I married. She is a graduate of 
Bradford and the University of California 
at Berkeley. We are living in Peekskill, 
N.Y., where I am on the faculty of St. 
Peter's School. Last summer I began work 
toward a master's at Wesleyan and hope 
to finish in the next academic year. We 
would like to hear from Bowdoin men in 
the area!" 

Wayne Morrow wrote in December: "I 
expect to graduate in January 1967 with a 
master of international service from Amer- 
ican University, Washington, D.C, Marsha 
Tatistcheff of New York and I plan to 
marry on March 5, 1967. In early April I 
plan to enter Peace Corps training, hope- 
fully to become a biology teacher in 
Samalia, Africa." 

Robin Muench wrote in January: "Am 
currently happily married and pursuing 
a doctoral program in oceanography at 
the University of Washington." 

Fred Orkin and Susan Harriet Linder 

of Scarsdale, N.Y., plan to marry on Aug. 
27. Susan is a senior at Wellesley College. 

Jim and Maureen Reis became the 
proud parents of a daughter, Catherine 
Anne, on July 14. 

John Sammis married Susan Field, an 
alumna of Smith College, on Aug. 26. 
John is an editor for Rutledge Books Inc. 
in New York. His wife is an editorial as- 
sistant in the junior book division of 
McGraw-Hill Book Co. They live at 311 
East 78th St. in New York. 

Laurence Segal is a management trainee 
with John Hancock Insurance Co., and is 
living at 161 Allston St., Brighton, Mass. 

Derick Steinmann has moved from West 
Lafayette, Ind., to 425 North Charles St., 
Macomb, 111. He is a teacher. 

Fred Stoddard wrote in November: "I 
am in my third year in the School of 
Medicine at Western Reserve University 
in Cleveland. The faculty's interest in 
medical education is contagious and its 
receptivity to student criticism is found 
in daily contact and in the evaluation of 
seminars. I am very pleased to be here 
and will be glad to discuss Western Re- 
serve with interested undergraduates." 
Fred's address is 11316 Hessler Rd., Cleve- 
land, Ohio 44106. 

Ralph Stone has left the department of 
chemistry at Middlebury College and is 
now a Ph.D. candidate in chemistry at 
the University of Vermont. 

Tom Week is in Ethiopia serving in 

Shortly before completing his active 
duty tour with the Army, Jim 
Coots '63 cut 5.5 seconds off the old 
mark as he set a world record of 
3:39.5 in the 300-meter swimming 
event at World Pentathlon Cham- 
pionships held in November at 
Melbourne, Australia. 

Jim also holds the American pen- 
tathlon records along with several 
swimming records at Bowdoin. 

Now a graduate student in the 
department of psychology at St. 
Mary's University, San Antonio, 
Texas, he hopes to get an M.A. in 
psychology and a doctorate in edu- 

the Peace Corps as a teacher. He is sta- 
tioned in Dessie and is teaching seventh 
and eighth grade mathematics and Eng- 
lish, along with eighth grade science. Af- 
ter school hours he conducts courses for 
some of the Ethiopian teachers who are 
interested in furthering their education 
and runs an English-speaking debating 
team for eighth graders. Tom's address is 
Box 67, Dessie, Ethiopia. 

Doug Weinik is out of the service and 
is a M.A.T. degree candidate at the An- 
tioch-Putney Graduate School, Putney, Vt. 


Lt. James C. Rosenfeld 
3d Squadron, 7th Cavalry 
APO New York, N. Y. 09036 

Bill Bottenberg has moved to 1921 Uni- 
versity Ave., Madison, Wis. 53705. He is 
attending the University ' of Wisconsin 
Graduate School and is working toward 
a Ph.D. in theoretical chemistry. He's seen 
Jim Hastings. 

Keith Brooks is studying at the Cornell 
University Law School this year. He spent 
last year in Cornell's Graduate School of 
Business and Public Administration. He is 
in a four-year business-law program. 

Charles Cary expects to receive a B.S.E. 
in naval architecture in April. He is un- 
decided as to whether he will study for a 
graduate degree, begin working, or enter 
the Navy. His address is 915 Sybil St., Ann 
Arbor, Mich. 48104. 

Curtis Chase wrote in December: "I 
have now spent a few months as a rifle 
platoon leader in the 25th Division in 
Vietnam. It is a rewarding job, and I've 
learned things that aren't in any college 
curriculum. Nonetheless, I am looking 
forward to my return to the world and 
the '67 homecoming." 

Dick and Barbara Fontaine have moved 
from Webster, N.Y., to 14 Westview Ave., 
Apt. 600, Tuckahoe, N.Y. 10707. Dick has 
transferred to the Xerox Educational Di- 
vision with offices at 600 Madison Ave. in 
New York City. 

Gun Kano wrote at Christmas: "I am 
loaded with legal studies. Political science 
and economics have also attracted me. A 
rather busy life of a typical law student, 
I am afraid." Gun's address is 8-2, 2- 
Chrome, Yagoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan. 

Paul Lapointe is teaching English and 
coaching three freshman sports at Ver- 
mont Academy. Tim Robinson stopped 
for a social visit after a tour through 
Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire on 
business. Tim is in his second year as 
assistant director of admission at Union 
College in Schenectady, N.Y. 

Steve Munger wrote in December: "In 
July I married the former Linda Tren- 
holm, and we spent the summer loafing 
and traveling around the Northeast. In 
September I joined the faculty of Phillips 
Exeter Academy in the department of 
classical languages. Everything is going 
well. I saw Tim Robinson some weeks 
ago when he visited Exeter as a represen- 
tative of the Union College admission of- 
fice." Steve's address is Cilley Hall, Court 
St., Exeter, N.H. 


The engagement of Russell Olson and 
Sara Jane Andrews of Walpole, Mass., was 
announced in December. They plan to 
marry in May. 

Tom Reed received a commission as a 
second lieutenant in the Air Force in 
January after graduating from Officer 
Training School at Lackland AFB, Texas. 

Adam Ross, who is presently persever- 
ing at personnel work at Fort Dix, N.J., 
and Joan Sears, an alumna of Westbrook 
Junior College, plan to marry in October. 

Dave Stockford has been selected by 
the Maine State Department of Education 
to participate in a federally sponsored 
program which seeks to prepare persons 
in the education of handicapped children. 
Dave is enrolled at Rhode Island College 
in a program leading to a master's degree 
in the education of emotionally disturbed 


Daniel W. Tolpin 
47 Morton Road 
Swampscott, Mass. 


Charles Allen has completed courses at 
the infantry school, Fort Benning; the in- 
telligence school, Fort Holabird; and the 
special warfare school at Fort Bragg. He 
left for Vietnam on Jan. 6. 

In January Karl Aschenbach, who is as- 
sociated with New England Telephone 
and Telegraph Co. in Rockland, was 
named business community chairman of 
the American Red Cross fund drive there. 

John Bleyle and Charlotte Jean Howard 
plan to marry in July. Charlotte is a se- 
nior at Colby College. John is working 
toward an M.A. at Johns Hopkins School 
of Advanced International Studies and 
hopes to finish by June 1968. 

Bob Boyd left for Army duty in Viet- 
nam on Jan. 4. 

Maarten Brolsma wrote recently: "My 
year at Bowdoin is and always will be an 
unforgettable year. I have tried to pick up 
as much as possible. ... I have learned a 
lot; I started to understand American 
people and all their views about things. 
. . . Next week I'll start my study at the 
University of Utrecht. I will be studying 
geology, a seven year course." Maarten's 
address is 's-Heerenbergstraat 2a, Schoon- 

Lt. Wayne Burton and Elizabeth Mor- 
gan of Concord, N.H., married on Dec. 29. 
Elizabeth is a graduate of the University 
of New Hampshire. They are living in 
Karlsruhe, Germany. 

Alumni and their families inter- 
ested in going to Europe this sum- 
mer are invited to get in touch 
with Ralph H. Quinn '68 who is 
organizing a chartered flight which 
will leave New York City on June 
22 and return there on Sept. 7. 
The European destination is Lux- 
embourg. The round trip fare is 
$280. Quinn may be contacted at 
4 College St., Brunswick. 

Bob Cocks received a commission as an 
ensign in the Navy on Dec. 16. 

"After a wonderful tour through the 
U.S. last summer," Tom Gunnarsson 
wrote to Philip S. Wilder '23 last fall, "I 
returned to Sweden on July 25. I saw a 
space vehicle at the Kennedy Space Cen- 
ter. I drove down Bourbon St. in New 
Orleans. I broke the cable of a cablecar 
in San Francisco. I got wet watching 
Niagara Falls from a little boat. ... I 
would like to thank you for my year at 
Bowdoin. ... In October I will go to 
Chalmers in Gothenburg." Tom's address 
at the time he wrote was Drottninggatan 
36, Malmo, Sweden. 

Jeremy Hagger has received a $500 
grant from the Mansfield Scholarship 
fund. The fund was established by a Wal- 
tham (Mass.) law firm to encourage stu- 
dents to pursue legal studies. Jeremy is 
studying at Cornell Law School on a fel- 

Carl Hopkins wrote in November: "1 
am studying biophysics at Rockefeller Uni- 
versity and hope to earn a Ph.D. Other 
Bowdoin alumni here are Bob Barlow '61 
and Sam Cushman '63." 

John Parker was commissioned an en- 
sign in the Navy Reserve on Dec. 16. He 
is temporarily attached to Submarine 
Flottila 2 and will report to submarine 
school in mid-April. 

Richard Segal is studying for a Ph.D. in 
psychology at the University of New 

Ben Soule's address for the next two 
years is Queen of the Rosary College, 
Okoyong-Mamfe, West Cameroon, West 
Africa. He is teaching English and his- 
tory there. 

Barry Timson wrote in November: "Af- 
ter working on the D.P.W. in Needham 
as a common peon for the summer and 
driving a taxi during September, I landed 
a job as a laboratory technician at the 
Harvard Dental School. Hopefully after 
that I will continue my education toward 
a master's degree in geology." 


Roger W. Raffeto 
38 Harpswell Street 
Brunswick 04011 


Daniel E. Boxer 
10-B Senior Center 
Bowdoin College 
Brunswick 04011 

Bruce MacLean and Barbara Ann 
Caron of West Hartford, Conn., plan to 
marry in June. Barbara is a graduate of 
Lasell Junior College. 

The engagement of Paul Newman and 
Martha Griffith was announced in Jan- 
uary. Martha is a graduate of the Univer- 
sity of Maine and is teaching at John 
Bapst Regional High School. They plan 
to marry in the late summer. 

The engagement of John Ranahan and 
Jean A. Tanguay of Portland has been 
announced. They plan to marry in June. 
Jean is a graduate of St. Joseph's Acade- 
my and is a student at the University of 
Maine in Portland. 

Mark Smith and Melanie C. Smith, a 
senior at Vassar College, plan to marry 
on June 18. 

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Vumbacco became 
the parents of a son, Scott, on Dec. 7. 

The engagement of Howard Barnhart 
and Esther Ruth Rosenthal was an- 
nounced in January. Esther is attending 
Jackson College on Tufts University. They 
plan to marry in August. 

Ted Charron and Lynne M. DePue of 
Farmington married on Dec. 24. Lynne 
attended Mt. Ida Junior College and the 
Portland School of Fine and Applied Arts. 


Classmates and friends extend their 
sympathy to Mark Bisgrove, whose moth- 
er, Mrs. Nancy Cushing Bisgrove, died on 
Jan. 27. 

Elias Thomas has entered the sopho- 
more class at Knox College, Galesburg, 


'/-vQ Mrs Bernice Engler is the facul- 
\J^j ty adviser for the student pub- 
lication in mathematics at Brooklyn 
Technical High School. 

Bradford Johanson has been appointed 
curriculum director in mathematics of 
the Weston (Mass.) school system. 

John Moulton, a fourth -generation 
teacher from Wellesley Hills, Mass., has 
been named Teacher of the Year for 
1967. John teaches mathematics at Brook- 
line High School and is a veteran of 29 
years in the profession. As the winner 
in Massachusetts he is eligible for the 
National Teacher of the Year Award, a 
program sponsored by the Council of 
Chief State School Officers and Look 


? r*Q Henry Beston wrote a kind note 
%J {j in December. He said: "For the 
last couple of years I have not been able 
to get about much, but I still go to the 
Bowdoin plays, by hook or by crook and 
up the fire escape. My Bowdoin degree 
continues to mean a great deal to me." 

? r r Lowell Innes wrote in December: 
CskJ "Last spring I taped two pro- 
grams for educational television at the 
University of New Hampshire. Both were 
on the subject of midwestern glass. In 
the fall I gave two lectures at the seventh 
annual seminar at the Corning Museum 
of Glass." 


A narrative poem and prose play, Nikal 


Seyn and Decoration Day, by Louis O. 
Coxe, Pierce professor of English, has 
been published by Vanderbilt University 

Former students and other friends of 
the late Professor and Mrs. Morgan dish- 
ing will regret to learn of the death of 
their daughter, Mrs. Nancy Cushing Bis- 
grove, on Jan. 27 in Brunswick. 

L. Dodge Fernald of the psychology de- 
partment has written in collaboration 
with his brother, Peter S. Fernald of 
Springfield College, Overview of General 
Psychology which was published last fall 
by Houghton Mifflin Co. 

Lt. Col. Richard S. Fleming, who has 
been an assistant professor of military 
science at the College since 1962, has been 
promoted to the rank of full professor 
and head of the ROTC department. 

College Physician Daniel F. Hanley '39 
was one of the lecturers on a series of 
educational television programs on health. 
Dr. Hanley gave two lectures entitled 
"What is Health?" in January. The 18- 
part series was produced by the Maine 
State ETV Network at the University of 
Maine under a $32,934 federal grant. 

Friends extend their sympathy to the 
wife of Professor of Education Paul V. 
Hazelton '42, whose mother, Mrs. Lucy 
O'Connell Desaulniers, died on Dec. 24. 

John L. Howland '57, assistant profes- 
sor of biology, spoke on the uses of radio- 
isotopes in biology at the Waterville Area 
Science Center in December. 

Samuel E. Kamerling, chairman of the 
chemistry department, participated in a 
panel discussion on "Science and the Ser- 
vice of Man" at Rents Hill School in 
January. The discussion was a part of the 
ceremonies connected with the dedication 
of Rents Hill's William W. Dunn Science 

Nathaniel C. Rendrick, dean of the col- 
lege emeritus, was invited by President 
Coles to represent the College at the in- 
auguration of John V. G. Elmendorf as 
president of New College, Sarasota, Fla., 
on Feb. 22. 

Alfred A. Rnopf has issued a third edi- 
tion of Twentieth Century Europe of 
which Ernst C. Helmreich, Thomas Brack- 
ett Reed professor of history and political 
science, is the co-author. 

C. Douglas McGee, chairman of the de- 
partment of philosophy, attended a sym- 
posium on the philosophy of William 
James at the University of New Hamp- 
shire in December. 

Robert C. Mellow, associate director of 
admissions, has resigned to become head- 
master of Scarborough School in Scarbor- 
ough-on-Hudson, N.Y. His resignation is 
effective on June 30. Mr. Mellow has been 
a member of the admissions staff since 

Barry M. Mitchell, assistant professor of 
mathematics, spoke on "The Dimension of 
Objects and Categories" at a meeting of 
the Connecticut Valley Mathematics Col- 
loquium in December. 

A daughter, Elizabeth, was born to As- 
sistant Director of Admissions Walter H. 
Moulton '58 and Mrs. Moulton on Jan. 2. 

Terry J. Romano has joined the news 
service office as a staff writer. He succeeds 
Harris P. Dulany who recently resigned to 
devote full time to the writing of his sec- 
ond novel. For the past two years Mr. 
Romano has been a general assignment 
reporter and state desk assistant for the 
Portland Press Herald and Portland Sun- 
day Telegram. He was graduated from 
Northeastern University in 1961. 

Friends extend their sympathy to Klaus- 
Peter Stich, teaching fellow in German, 
whose father died in December. 


Sgt. Major King W. Carter Jr., a mem- 
ber of the ROTC department from late 
1964 until June 1966, has won his third 
Army Commendation Medal with a "V" 
for Valor. Sgt. Maj. Carter is assigned to 
the First Cavalry Division in Vietnam. 

Guy Ducornet, an instructor in lan- 
guages at Bard College and a teaching 
fellow in French at Bowdoin in 1962-63, 
is the author of a volume of poetry, Silex 
de L'Avenir, published by Pierre-Jean 
Oswald, a French publishing house. 

In Memory 

John F. Dana '98 

John Fessenden Dana, a member of the 
Governing Boards of the College for nearly 
40 years and a lawyer and community 
leader in Portland throughout the twen- 
tieth century, died at his home there on 
Nov. 28, 1966, at the age of 89. Born in 
Portland on March 30, 1877, he prepared 
for college at Portland High School and 
following his graduation from Bowdoin 
magna cum laude entered Harvard Law 
School, from which he received a bachelor 
of laws degree in 1901. He returned to 
Portland, where he practiced first indi- 
vidually and then in association with 
Woodman and Whitehouse. In 1917 he 
became a partner in the firm of Verrill, 
Hale, Booth, and Ives. He later became 
senior partner in the firm of Verrill, Dana, 
Walker, Philbrick & Whitehouse, and at 
the time of his death was counsel to that 

For 35 years Mr. Dana was a corporator 
and secretary of the Maine General Hos- 
pital and a member of the board of di- 
rectors when it merged with the Maine 
Medical Center. He had served as a dea- 
con of the State Street Congregational 
Church, as clerk and treasurer of the 
Parish of the High Street Church, as trus- 
tee and treasurer of the West Congrega- 
tional Chapel Fund, and as treasurer and 
director of the Portland Charitable Dis- 
pensary. He had been president of the 
Maine Charitable Mechanic Association 
in Portland, the Portland Widows' Wood 
Society, the Portland Fraternity, the Cum- 
berland Bar Association, the Middle Tem- 
ple, the Portland Rotary Club, the Bow- 
doin Club of Portland, and the Portland 
Club. In addition, he had served as an 
officer of the MacMillan Arctic Associa- 
tion, the Peoples Loan Co., Opportunity 
Farm in New Gloucester, the Home for 
Aged Men in Portland, the Maine Home 
for Boys, the District Nursing Association 
(Portland) , the Children's Dental Clinic, 
the Community Blood Donor Service, the 
Home for Aged Women in Portland, Port- 
land Academy, Spaulding Memorial Li- 
brary in East Sebago, Waynflete Latin 
School, the Fraternity Club, the Portland 
Society of Natural History, and the Maine 
Commandery of the Military Order of the 
Loyal Legion of the United States. 

Mr. Dana served Bowdoin in many 
capacities. He was counsel for the College 
from 1925 until 1961, president of the 
Alumni Association from 1934 to 1937, a 
member of the Alumni Council from 
1933 to 1936, a director of the Alumni 
Fund from 1924 to 1927, and 1898 class 
agent for more than 20 years. He was 
elected to the Board of Overseers in 1927 
and to the Board of Trustees in 1940. In 
1961 he was named a trustee emeritus. In 
1935 he received the Alumni Achievement 
Award (now known as the Alumni Service 
Award) , and in 1938 his alma mater con- 
ferred upon him an honorary doctor of 
laws degree. The citation read by the 
late President Kenneth Sills at that time 
said in part, ". . . one who can always be 
relied on to render any service his Col- 
lege may ask, no matter at how much 
personal inconvenience and trouble; a 
member of the Bar known all over the 
State of Maine for ability and unswerving 
integrity; a lawyer who never cuts cor- 
ners; in the words of a fellow townsman, 
'If there were one hundred and twenty 
million Americans like him, we should 
have few national troubles'; to his own 
great embarrassment drawn from out his 
habitual modesty and personal, though 
not professional, retirement to be honored 
today on the fortieth anniversary of his 
great class." He was a member of the 
American, Maine, and Cumberland Coun- 
ty Bar Associations. 

Mr. Dana is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Catherine McCullough Dana, whom he 
married on Sept. 25, 1928, in Westbrook; 
a son, Edward F. Dana '29 of Cape Eliza- 
beth; a daughter, Miss Mary H. Dana of 
New York City; a sister, Mrs. Helen D. 
Blackmer of Portland; a brother, Samuel 


T. Dana '04 of Ann Arbor, Mich.; and two 
grandchildren. His first wife, Mrs. Helen 
Hunt Dana, whom he married in 1905, 
died in 1926. He was a member of Phi 
Beta Kappa and Psi Upsilon Fraternities. 

Sidney W. Noyes *02 

Sidney Webb Noyes, a retired banker 
and investment broker, died at his home 
in West Baldwin on Dec. 27, 1966, after a 
long illness. Born on Sept. 27, 1879, in 
Portland, he prepared for college at Port- 
land High School and following his grad- 
uation from Bowdoin was in the ship chan- 
dlery business in Portland for a year be- 
fore entering the bond brokerage business 
with a firm which later became known as 
Noyes & Cousens (the late Lyman A. 
Cousens '02). In 1917 he moved from 
Portland to New York and became an 
assistant cashier at the Liberty National 
Bank, where he was in charge of the 
bond department. He became vice presi- 
dent of the New York Trust Co. when it 
merged with the Liberty National Bank. 

Mr. Noyes was secretary of the Portland 
Bowdoin Club in 1916-17 and a director 
of the Bowdoin Alumni Fund from 1928 
until 1931. A former member of the Union 
League Club and the Ardsley Country 
Club in New York, he was a member of 
the First Parish Church in Portland and 
of Psi Upsilon Fraternity. He is survived 
by his wife, Abby Clark Noyes; three sons, 
Edward A. Noyes of Mendocino, Calif., 
Sidney W. Noyes Jr. of Branford, Conn., 
and Charles E. Noyes '37 of Hastings-on- 
Hudson, N.Y.; a daughter, Mrs. W. Peter 
Carey of Marblehead, Mass.; 19 grand- 
children; and six great-grandchildren. 
Another son, Frank Noyes, died in New 
York City in 1965. 

Harold W. Stanwood '08 

Dr. Harold W. Stanwood, who for more 
than 40 years was a physician in Rum- 
ford, died on Dec. 9, 1966, at a York 
Harbor nursing home following a long 
illness. Born on Dec. 31, 1884, in Canton, 
he prepared for college at Hebron Acade- 
my and following his graduation from 
Bowdoin entered the Maine Medical 
School, from which he received his M.D. 
degree in 1912. From that time until his 
retirement in 1955 he practiced medicine 
in Rumford, where he served as city 
health officer and school physician for 
some years. He was a member of the 
American Medical Association, the Oxford 
County Medical Association, and the 
Maine Medical Association, as well as the 
Rumford Rotary Club and the Cosmos 
Club. He was also a member of the staff 
of the Rumford Community Hospital and 
of several Masonic bodies. An enthusiastic 
supporter of harness racing, he had main- 
tained his own stables. During World War 
I he served as a first lieutenant in the 
Army Medical Corps. 

Dr. Stanwood is survived by two daugh- 
ters, Mrs. Leo King of Woolwich and 

Mrs. Bud Gear of York; a son, H. Kimball 
Stanwood of York; a sister, Mrs. Walter 
Morse of Dixfield; and 12 grandchildren. 
His fraternity was Alpha Delta Phi. 

Harold S. Pratt '09 

Dr. Harold Sewall Pratt, a physician in 
Livermore Falls for nearly 50 years, died 
in Augusta on Jan. 8, 1967, as a result of 
injuries suffered in an automobile accident 
at Manchester on Oct. 1. Born in Strong 
on Aug. 8, 1887, he prepared for college 
at Farmington High School and following 
his graduation from Bowdoin magna cum 
laude in 1909 entered the Medical School 
of Maine at the College, from which he 
received his M.D. degree in 1912- He in- 
terned at the Maine General Hospital in 
Portland and in 1913 set up practice in 
Farmington. During World War I he was 
a first lieutenant in the Army Medical 
Corps, earning the Bronze Star for service 
in the Meuse-Argonne sector. In 1919 he 
returned to Maine and set up practice in 
Livermore Falls, as both a physician and 
a surgeon. 

Dr. Pratt was a fellow of the American 
College of Surgeons and a member of the 
American Medical Association, the Maine 
Medical Association, the Androscoggin 
County Medical Society, and the Franklin 
County Medical Society. For many years 
he was an Androscoggin County medical 
examiner. A past commander of the 
American Legion post in Livermore Falls, 
he was a 50-year member and a past 
master of Oriental Star Lodge #21 A.F. 
and A.M., having joined the lodge in 
Farmington in 1916. He was a past high 
priest of the Androscoggin Royal Arch 
Chapter, R.A.M., a member of Washburn 
Chapter #52, Order of the Eastern Star 
in Livermore Falls, and the Kora Temple 
Shrine in Lewiston, and a past district 
deputy of the Grand Lodge of Maine. In 
1963 he received the Distinguished Service 
Medal, which is the highest honor of the 
Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Maine. He 
is survived by his wife, Mrs. Cora Chase 
Pratt, whom he married on Aug. 3, 1916, 
in Worcester, Mass.; two sons, Elbert S. 
Pratt of Clifton, N.J., and Dr. Philip C. 
Pratt '41 of Durham, N.C.; two brothers, 
Dr. George L. Pratt '01 of Farmington 
and Lyde S. Pratt '12 of Fairfield; and 
two grandsons. He was a member of 
Delta Upsilon and Phi Beta Kappa. 

George S. Barton '11 

George Sampson Barton, who for more 
than 50 years was in the newspaper busi- 
ness in Lewiston, died on Dec. 28, 1966, 
in Scarborough. Born on Jan. 26, 1885, in 
Cawker City, Kan., he prepared for col- 
lege at Edward Little High School in 
Auburn and attended Bowdoin during 
his freshman year. In 1908 he joined the 
Lewiston Evening Journal as a bookkeep- 
er, and he remained with the organiza- 
tion when the Journal was purchased by 
the Lewiston Daily Sun, serving for many 

years as office manager. He retired in 

A member of the Masons, Mr. Barton 
was at one time chairman of the Auburn 
School Committee. He is survived by a 
daughter, Mrs. Norman L. Tripp of 
Saco; two grandchildren; and four great- 
grandchildren. His fraternity was Kappa 

Hugh W. Hastings '11 

Hugh Warren Hastings, a lawyer in 
Fryeburg for more than 50 years and 
judge of the Western Oxford Municipal 
Court from 1945 until 1966, died unex- 
pectedly at his home in Fryeburg on Jan. 
5, 1967. Born in that town on March 12, 
1890, he prepared for college at Fryeburg 
Academy and following his graduation 
from Bowdoin entered Harvard Law 
School, from which he received a bachelor 
of laws degree in 1914. He then joined 
his father, Edward E. Hastings of the 
Class of 1879, in a law practice that had 
been established in 1864 by his grand- 
father, David R. Hastings of the Class of 
1844. During World War I he served over- 
seas as a captain in the Army, in the 56th 
Pioneer Infantry. From 1923 until 1927 
he was county attorney in Oxford County. 

Judge Hastings had been a trustee of 
Fryeburg Academy since 1927 and had 
been treasurer of the board of trustees 
there since 1932. He was a member of 
the Oxford County Bar Association, a 
charter member and the first president of 
the Fryeburg-Lovell Kiwanis Club, a 
charter member and the first commander 
of Frank W. Shaw Post of the American 
Legion, past master of Pythagorean 
Lodge, A.F. and A.M., and a former trustee 
of Memorial Hospital in North Conway, 
N.H. He was a director of the Fryeburg 
Water Co., a former member of the 
Paugus Grange and the Pythagorean 
Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star 
and a trustee of The Clarence E. Mulford 
Trust. On Aug. 20, 1966, he was the re- 
cipient of Fryeburg Academy's Distin- 
guished Alumnus Award. He is survived 
by his wife, Mrs. Martha Fifield Hastings, 
whom he married on Sept. 4, 1920, in 
Conway, N.H.; three daughters, Mrs. Bur- 
ton J. Stearns of Lovell, Mrs. John H. 
Folsom of Alfred, and Mrs. John L. Du- 
mas of Fort Lee, Va.; four sons, Captain 
Edward E. Hastings II, U.S.N., of San 
Diego, Calif., David R. Hastings II '46 of 
Fryeburg, Hugh W. Hastings II '51 of 
Fryeburg, and Peter G. Hastings '57 of 
Fryeburg; a sister, Mrs. Mary H. McKeen 
of Conway, N.H.; and 21 grandchildren. 
His fraternity was Alpha Delta Phi. 

Max V. MacKinnon '15 

Max Verne MacKinnon, who for more 
than 20 years was manager successively of 
the Wardell, Belcrest, and Barium Hotels 
in Detroit, Mich., died on Dec. 11, 1966, 
in Atlantis, Fla. Born on July 2, 1893, in 
Calais, he prepared for college at Calais 


Academy and following his graduation 
from Bowdoin worked for the Alexander 
Hamilton Institute in New York, Cleve- 
land, and Detroit untd 1921, with the 
exception of a year spent in the Navy 
during World War I. In 1921 he became 
associated with the Detroit Statler and 
later worked for the Palmetto Apartment 
Hotel in Detroit before becoming man- 
ager of the Wardell Hotel when it opened 
in 1926. He was later manager of the 
Belcrest Hotel for three years and of the 
Barium Hotel for five years before be- 
coming manager of Douglass Houghton 
Hall, a dormitory at what is now known 
as Michigan Technological University. He 
retired in 1961 and since that time had 
spent winters in Lake Worth, Fla., and 
summers in Applegate, Mich. 

For one summer Mr. MacKinnon was 
also manager of the Grand Hotel on 
Mackinac Island in Michigan. He had 
served as president of the Detroit Hotel 
Association and the Michigan Hotel As- 
sociation. A deacon of the First Congre- 
gational Church of Lake Worth, he was 
a member of the board of the Florida 
Gardens Association and the senior ac- 
tive member of the Croswell Rotary Club 
in Michigan. A past president of the 
Houghton (Mich.) Rotary Club, he is 
survived by his wife, Mrs. Louise McCurdy 
MacKinnon, whom he married on July 11, 
1917, in Calais; a daughter, Mrs. R. J. 
Gardner of Indianapolis, Ind.; a son, 
William MacKinnon of Caracas, Venezue- 
la; two sisters, Mrs. Clifton Grearson of 
Dedham, Mass., and Mrs. Walter Smith 
of Selkirk, N.Y.; four grandsons; one 
granddaughter; and one great-grandchild. 
He was a member of Beta Theta Pi 

Chauncey A. Hall '16 

Chauncey Alfred Hall, who for many 
years was purchasing agent for the La 
Touraine Coffee Co., died on Nov. 15, 
1966, in Augusta, after a brief illness. 
Born on Dec. 16, 1892, in Augusta, he 
prepared for college at Cony High School 
in that city and following his graduation 
from Bowdoin worked for a year with the 
American Woolen Co. in North Vassal- 
boro before entering the Army, in which 
he served for two years as a second lieu- 
tenant. From 1919 until 1921 he was in 
the investment banking business in Bos- 
ton with Richardson, Hill, and Co. and 
then spent 12 years with Vickery and Hill 
Publishing Co. in Augusta as superinten- 
dent. From 1933 until his retirement in 
1959, he was with the La Touraine Coffee 
Co. in Boston. In 1963 he returned to 
Augusta to live. 

A charter member of the Fitzgerald- 
Cummings Post of the American Legion 
and a member of World War One Vet- 
erans and the Masons, Mr. Hall attended 
the South Parish Congregational Church 
in Augusta. He is survived by his wife, 
Mrs. Dorothy Daniel Hall, whom he mar- 
ried on July 22, 1922, in Orange, N.J. 
His fraternity was Beta Theta Pi. 

Henry W. Owen '17 

Henry Weston Owen, who for more 
than 25 years was associated with the 
Saco-Lowell Shops of Biddeford, died in 
that city on Dec. 15, 1966. Born on Aug. 
9, 1894, in Saco, he prepared for college 
at Thornton Academy there and follow- 
ing his graduation from Bowdoin served 
for two years in the Army during World 
War I, attaining the rank of second lieu- 
tenant. After becoming a civilian again 
in March 1919, he was a newspaper re- 
porter and taught science at Biddeford 
High School for a short time. He then 
ran a successful poultry and farming 
business for a number of years and in 
1928 became associated with the Saco- 
Lowell Shops, retiring in 1954. 

Mr. Owen was a member of the Amer- 
ican Legion, the Odd Fellows, and a 
number of Masonic bodies. For 14 years 
he was active in many capacities in Boy 
Scout work. He is survived by his wife, 
Mrs. Ruth Moore Owen, whom he mar- 
ried on June 23, 1917, in Saco; two sons, 
Richard C. Owen of Rumson, N.J., and 
David M. Owen of Barnstable, Mass.; and 
three granddaughters. His fraternity was 
Delta Upsilon. 

Philip E. Goodhue '20 

Philip Everett Goodhue, a retired edu- 
cator, died on Nov. 11, 1966, at his sum- 
mer home in Rockport, Mass. Born in 
Portland on Jan. 29, 1898, he prepared 
for college at Deering High School and 
following his graduation from Bowdoin 
performed social work in Brooklyn, N.Y., 
taught at the Portland Day School, and 
was in the advertising business in Chicago 
before joining the English department at 
Lafayette College. In 1932 he received a 
master of arts degree from Harvard Uni- 
versity and then spent the next year at 
the University of London in England. In 
1937 he became principal of Chapel Hill 
School in Waltham, Mass. He was later 
for some years chairman of the depart- 
ment of English at Babson Institute in 
Wellesley, Mass. 

A trustee of Cambridge (Mass.) Junior 
College for many years, Mr. Goodhue had 
been a member of the board of deacons 
of the Village Congregational Church in 
Wellesley and was a member of the City 
Missionary Society of Boston. He was also 
a life patron member of the Rockport 
(Mass.) Art Association, a life member 
of the Deering Lodge of Masons in Port- 
land, and a member of the Every Satur- 
day Club, a literary group. He is survived 
by his wife, Mrs. Doris Glover Goodhue, 
whom he married on Aug. 22, 1928, in 

Wilfred R. Brewer '22 

Dr. Wilfred Reginald Brewer, a physi- 
cian in New York City for many years, 
died on Nov. 22, 1966, at his home in 
Kennebunk, to which he had moved last 

summer. Born on Oct. 30, 1900, in Ash- 
land, he prepared for college at the local 
high school and at the Kent School in 
Connecticut and following his graduation 
from Bowdoin attended Harvard Medical 
School for a year and McGill Medical 
School for three years. He was associated 
with the Broad Street Hospital and the 
Roosevelt Hospital, both in New York 
City, before entering the University of 
Edinburgh Medical School in Scotland, 
from which he was graduated in 1935. 
He was a resident at the New York Hos- 
pital and then became medical director 
of W. R. Grace Co. before entering the 
Army Air Corps Medical Corps, in which 
he served for four years, attaining the 
rank of major. 

After the war and some years of pri- 
vate practice in New York, Dr. Brewer 
became a physician with the U. S. Pub- 
lic Health Service, from which he retired 
in 1964. A fellow of the Academy of 
Medicine (New York City) and the 
American Medical Association, he was a 
member of the University Club, the 
American Allergy Society, the Association 
of Military Surgeons, and the New York 
Medical Society. He is survived by his 
wife, Mrs. Barbara Ross Brewer, whom 
he married on Jan. 23, 1965, in Bath; 
two daughters, Miss Pamela Brewer and 
Miss Alessandra Brewer, both of New 
York; and a brother, Albert C. Brewer 
of Presque Isle. His fraternity was Delta 
Kappa Epsilon. 

Richard W. Cobb '22 

Richard Winslow Cobb, president and 
director of the Winona Camps in Den- 
mark, Maine, for many years, died unex- 
pectedly on Jan. 5, 1967, in Vero Beach, 
Fla., where he was a citrus grower during 
the winter months. Born in Providence, 
R.I., on Jan. 19, 1901, he prepared for 
college at Portland High School and fol- 
lowing his graduation from Bowdoin 
magna cum laude in 1922 entered Har- 
vard Graduate School of Business Adminis- 
tration, from which he received an M.B.A. 
degree in 1924. He had operated summer 
camps in Denmark since 1922 and had 
been a citrus grower in Florida since 1924. 
Among the oldest camps in the country 
for young people, the Winona Camps 
were established at about the turn of the 
century by his parents. 

During World War II Mr. Cobb was 
an officer in the Navy from 1943 to 1946, 
attaining the rank of lieutenant com- 
mander and serving in the South Pacific. 
A member of the Society of Friends and 
the American Camping Association, he is 
survived by a brother, Roland H. Cobb 
'17 of Cape Elizabeth; and a sister, Mrs. 
Edgar O. Kennedy of Bridgton and Vero 
Beach, Fla. He was a member of Beta 
Theta Pi and Phi Beta Kappa. 

Glen D. Chamberlain '24 
Glen David Chamberlain, who taught 


biology and chemistry at Presque Isle 
High School for nearly 40 years, died on 
Nov. 19, 1966, at his home in that town. 
Born in Fort Fairfield on June 28, 1903, 
he prepared for college at the local high 
school and following his graduation from 
Bowdoin taught for a year in Easton be- 
fore joining the faculty at Presque Isle 
High School in 1925. He remained there 
until his retirement in 1963 except for a 
year (1929-30) doing graduate work at 
Cornell University and another year 
(1930-31) teaching at Quincy (Mass.) 
High School. 

A member of the New England Bo- 
tanical Club, the Torrey Botanical Club, 
the American Fern Society, the Josselyn 
Botanical Society, and the Maine Audubon 
Society, Mr. Chamberlain wrote numerous 
articles about the flora and birds of Aroos- 
took County. He was also a member of 
the American Ornithologists' Union, the 
American Association for the Advance- 
ment of Science, the American Society of 
Plant Taxonomists, and Delta Kappa Ep- 
silon Fraternity. He is survived by three 
sisters, Mrs. Ethel Roberts of Fort Fair- 
field and Mrs. Edna Nelson and Mrs. 
Dolly Maines, both of San Gabriel, Calif. 

Jerome R. Ervin '24 

Jerome Richardson Ervin, who for many 
years was president and general manager 
of the Pilot Rock Housing Co. in Pilot 
Rock, Ore., died there on Nov. 18, 1966. 
Born on June 25, 1901, in Fort Fairfield, 
he prepared for college at Houlton High 
School and attended Bowdoin from 1920 
to 1923. He was associated with the R. J. 
Reynolds Tobacco Co. as a salesman in 
Maine and then in Oregon, where he also 
conducted a magazine and newspaper 
business in Pendleton before moving to 
Pilot Rock. From 1926 until 1938 he 
owned and operated a retail store there 
and then for more than 20 years was as- 
sociated with the Pilot Rock Lumber Co. 
Mr. Ervin had seryed as a member of 
the Pilot Rock City Council and the City 
Planning Commission. A charter member 
of the Kiwanis Club, he was a member 
of the Episcopal Church, the Elks, and 
Zeta Psi Fraternity at Bowdoin. He is 
survived by his mother, Mrs. G. Rupert 
Ervin of Hood River, Ore.; a daughter, 
Miss Victoria Ervin of Portland, Ore.; 
two brothers, Roy Ervin of Hood River 
and R. Lafayette Ervin of Houlton; and 
two sisters, Mrs. Dawn Hayes of Reeds- 
port, Ore., and Mrs. Mary Jackson of 
Hood River. A son, Michael J. Ervin 
(18) , died in an airplane crash in the 
Blue Mountains in Oregon last May. 

George R. Lovett '29 

George Rowell Lovett, divisional sales 
manager for Bancroft and Martin Inc., at 
its plant in Leeds, died in Portland on 
Nov. 4, 1966. Born on July 2, 1905, in 
Berlin, N.H., he prepared for college at 
Berlin High School, Phillips Academy in 

Andover, Mass., and Deerfield Academy 
in Massachusetts and attended Bowdoin 
from 1925 to 1930. He was for several 
years associated with the Keyes Fibre Co. 
in Waterville and later was employed in 
a supervisory capacity at the New Eng- 
land Shipbuilding Corp. in South Port- 
land. He had been with Bancroft and 
Martin for about 20 years. 

A member of the American Concrete 
Pipe Association, Mr. Lovett was a mem- 
ber and former officer of the Portland 
Yacht Club. He is survived by his wife, 
Mrs. Helen Thomas Lovett; and two sons, 
Thomas R. Lovett and William F. Lovett, 
His fraternity was Alpha Delta Phi. 

William M. Walker '39 

Captain William Marshall Walker, a 
retired Army officer, died at his home in 
Valley Station, Ky., on Nov. 1, 1966. Born 
on May 15, 1916, in South Portland, he 
prepared for college at Deering High 
School, Portland High School, and Austin- 
Cate Academy in Center Strafford, N.H., 
and attended Bowdoin during 1935-36. 
During World War II he served with the 
103rd Infantry of the 43rd Division on 
Guadalcanal, in the Russell Islands, and 
in the New Georgia campaign before re- 
turning to this country to attend the of- 
ficer candidate course at the Infantry 
School, Fort Benning, Ga. He was com- 
missioned a second lieutenant in May of 
1944. After several years as a civilian fol- 
lowing World War II he re-entered the 
Army and served as a captain in the 
Korean conflict in 1951. 

Captain Walker is survived by his wife, 
Mrs. Elizabeth Walker; three sisters, Mrs. 
Everett Barnes and Mrs. Lillian Bruns, 
both of Portland, and Mrs. Harry Can- 
nell of Sewell, N.J. His fraternity was 
Zeta Psi. 

Charles S. Brand '40 

Charles Salmon Brand died on Sept. 3, 
1964, in Rochester, N.Y., according to 
word received recently at the alumni of- 
fice. Born on March 13, 1919, in White 
Plains, N.Y., he prepared for college at 
the George School in Bucks County, Pa., 
and attended Bowdoin from 1936 to 1939. 
In 1942 he received a bachelor of science 
degree from Cornell University, from 
which he also earned a master of science 
degree in 1948. During World War II he 
served as an officer in the Navy, attain- 
ing the rank of lieutenant senior grade. 

Following the war Mr. Brand taught 
school in Hilton, N.Y., before becoming 
city recreation director in Painesville, 
Ohio. More recently he had been a teach- 
er in Rochester. A member of the Adi- 
rondack Mountain Club, the Rochester 
Oratorio Society, and the Sapsucker 
Woods Laboratory of Ornithology, he is 
survived by his wife, Mrs. Norma Cohen 
Brand, whom he married on June 15, 
1941, in New Rochelle, N.Y.; three sons, 
Donald, James, and William; two daugh- 

ters, Susan and Katherine; and a sister, 
Mrs. Alice Brand Rabson. His fraternity 
was Kappa Sigma. 

Nelson T. Hepburn '41 

Dr. Nelson Theroux Hepburn, a sur- 
geon in Massachusetts for some 15 years, 
died on Dec. 2, 1966, in Norwood (Mass.) 
Hospital following a short illness. Born 
on Oct. 28, 1918, in Boston, he prepared 
for college at Norwood High School and 
the Huntington School in Boston and at- 
tended Bowdoin from 1937 to 1939. He 
served for two years in the Army Air 
Corps during World War II as a fighter 
pilot, returned to Bowdoin after the war, 
and received his A.B. degree in Septem- 
ber 1946. In 1951 he received an M.D. de- 
gree from Tufts Medical School. He in- 
terned at the Providence (R.I.) Hospital 
and the Boston City Hospital and had 
his residency training in surgery at the 
Mt. Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, 
Mass., and St. Vincent Hospital in Worces- 
ter, Mass. In 1956 he began the practice 
of general surgery in Norwood. 

A diplomate of the American Board of 
Surgery and a member of the staff of 
Norwood Hospital, Dr. Hepburn was a 
member of the American Medical Society. 
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Marion 
Flanders Hepburn, whom he married on 
July 4, 1953, in Lawrence, Mass.; a daugh- 
ter, Miss Leslie Hepburn (12) ; a son, 
James Hepburn (8) ; his mother, Mrs. 
James J. Hepburn of Deerfield, Mass.; 
and a brother, Johnston S. Hepburn, also 
of Deerfield. He was a member of Psi 
Upsilon Fraternity. 

Robert Martin '41 

Robert Martin, a lawyer in Augusta for 
more than 20 years, died in that city on 
Dec. 17, 1966. Born there on Feb. 7, 1919, 
he prepared for college at Cony High 
School and following his graduation from 
Bowdoin entered Boston University School 
of Law, from which he received a bachelor 
of laws degree in September 1943. Since 
that time he had practiced in Augusta. 
From 1944 until 1947 he was judge of the 
Hallowell Municipal Court. He repre- 
sented Augusta as a Republican member 
of the Maine House of Representatives 
for three terms and represented Kennebec 
County in the Maine State Senate for two 

Mr. Martin was chairman of the Augus- 
ta area for the $10 million Capital Cam- 
paign in 1962-63 and was a past president 
of the Kennebec Valley Bowdoin Club. He 
was a member of the Masons, the Augusta 
Kiwanis Club, and the Capitol Grange 
and had served as district deputy of 
Maine East for the Elks and as a director 
of the Augusta-Hallowell Junior Chamber 
of Commerce. He is survived by his wife, 
Mrs. Suzanne Haselton Martin, whom he 
married on May 23, 1942, in West Orange, 
N.J.; a son, Philip H. Martin of Augusta; 
two daughters, Mrs. Pamela M. Allen of 


Yarmouth and Mrs. Joan M. Sanborn of 
East Hartford, Conn.; a brother, Burleigh 
Martin Jr. of Augusta; a sister, Mrs. Mary 
M. Ross of Bad Axe, Mich.; and one 
grandchild. His fraternity was Delta Kap- 
pa Epsilon. 

Sylvester G. Whiton Jr. '43 

Sylvester Gilbert Whiton Jr., a teacher 
of physics at Stonewall Jackson Senior 
High School in Manassas, Va., died on 
June 13, 1966, at the University of Vir- 
ginia Hospital in Charlottesville, Va., after 
an illness of several months. Born on Aug. 
20, 1921, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he prepared 
for college at Boys High School in that 
city and attended Bowdoin from 1939 un- 
til 1942, when he entered the Navy. He 
was on active duty for nearly four years 
and was discharged as a lieutenant junior 
grade in June 1946. He returned to Bow- 
doin that fall and received his bachelor 
of arts degree the next June. In 1959 he 
received a master of education degree 
from the University of North Carolina, 
following graduate work there and at 
Duke University. In recent years he had 
spent several summers studying physics 
and chemistry under National Science 
Foundation programs. 

A member of Phi Delta Kappa, the 
American Association of Physics Teachers, 
and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Mr. 
Whiton had taught at Fork Union Mili- 
tary Academy in Virginia and at several 
other schools before joining the faculty at 
Stonewall Jackson Senior High School. 
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sue 
Stempel Whiton, whom he married on 
June 14, 1952, in South Boston, Va.; two 
sons, Bruce (11) and Robert (7); his 
mother, Mrs. Sylvester G. Whiton Sr. of 
Setauket, N.Y.; a brother, Charles R. 
Whiton of Rutherford, N.J.; and a sister, 
Mrs. Charles Saunders of Franklin, N.C. 
His fraternity was Alpha Tau Omega. 

Christian A. Herter H'48 

Christian Archibald Herter, Secretary 
of State under President Eisenhower and 
Governor of Massachusetts from 1953 un- 
til 1957, died at his home in Washington, 
D.C., on Dec. 30, 1966. Born on March 
28, 1895, in Paris, France, he was grad- 
uated from Harvard College cum laude in 
1915 and served during World War I with 
the Department of State. He was personal 
assistant to Secretary of Commerce Her- 
bert Hoover from 1921 until 1924, when 
he became editor of the Independent. 
From 1927 until 1937 he was associate 
editor and vice president of the Sports- 
man. In 1931 he was elected to the Massa- 
chusetts House of Representatives, where 
he served until 1943, when he was elected 
to the United States House of Represen- 
tatives. After ten years in that body he 
became Governor of Massachusetts. Dur- 
ing the past four years he had served un- 
der Presidents Kennedy and Johnson as 
a special United States representative for 

trade negotiations. 

Mr. Herter had been decorated by 
Greece, Belgium, Italy, West Germany, 
and Poland and in this country had re- 
ceived the Collier Award for distinguished 
Congressional service and the Gorgas 
Medal. He had been an overseer of Har- 
vard and a trustee of John Hopkins Uni- 
versity, the Judge Baker Guidance Cen- 
ter, the New England Deaconess Hospital, 
and the Boston Library Society. He held 
honorary degrees from many institutions, 
among them Bowdoin, Bates, Amherst, 
Williams, Brandeis, Harvard, Northwes- 
tern, Brown, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 
Johns Hopkins, Dartmouth, and Prince- 
ton. When he received his Bowdoin degree 
in June 1948, the citation read by the late 
President Kenneth Sills said in part, 
". . . . one of the ablest, most useful, and 
most intelligent of our national legislators, 
who has made himself an authority on the 
European Relief Program; with great in- 
dustry and acumen throwing the weight 
of his influence toward the enactment of 
sound law and often rising above narrow 
partisanship to display some of the endur- 
ing qualities of statesmanship. . . ." 

Mr. Herter is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Mary Caroline Pratt Herter, whom he 
married on Aug. 25, 1917; three sons, 
Christian J. Herter Jr. of New York City, 
Dr. Frederic P. Herter of Dobbs Ferry, 
N.Y., and E. Miles Herter of Manchester, 
Mass.; a daughter, Mrs. Joseph Seronde 
Jr. of Stow, Mass.; and 15 grandchildren. 

Thomas A. Foster H'56 

Dr. Thomas Albert Foster, a well 
known Maine pediatrician for more than 
half a century, died on Jan. 15, 1967, in 
Portland, following a brief illness. His 
wife, Harriet Bucknam Foster, had died a 
week earlier, on Jan. 8. Born on Nov. 15, 
1887, in Portland, he prepared for college 
at Portland High School and following 
his graduation from Dartmouth College 
in 1910 entered Harvard Medical School, 
from which he received his M.D. degree 
in 1914. He interned at the Boston City 
Hospital and the Hartford (Conn.) Gen- 
eral Hospital and served in France during 
World War I as a captain in the Army 
Medical Corps. He was the first doctor in 
Maine to be certified by the American 
Board of Pediatrics, and for more than 
25 years he was in charge of the in-patient 
children's medical service at the Children's 
Hospital in Portland. For nearly that long 
he was chief of the Children's Medical 
Service at the Maine General Hospital in 
Portland. He was also a pediatric con- 
sultant to the Knox County General Hos- 
pital in Rockland and was a member of 
the consulting staffs of the Goodall Hos- 
pital in Sanford and the St. Andrew's 
Hospital in Boothbay Harbor. 

In 1965 Dr. Foster received the Roselle 
W. Huddilston Medal for "outstanding 
contributions in the general field of 
health to the people of the State of 
Maine." When Bowdoin honored him 
with a doctor of science degree at com- 

mencement in 1956, the citation read by 
President Coles said in part, ". . . he is 
the third generation of a prominent med- 
ical family to have been President of the 
Maine Medical Association. Generous, un- 
tiring, conscientious, brilliant and distin- 
guished pediatrician, withal modest and 
unassuming, he demonstrates in a some- 
times impersonal, modern day the truth 
of Hippocrates: 'Wherever the art of 
medicine is loved, there also is love of 
humanity.' " 

William Zorach H'58 

William Zorach, well known painter 
and sculptor, whose "The Lineman" stands 
near the entrance of the new gymnasium 
at Bowdoin, died on Nov. 15, 1966, in 
Bath. Born on Feb. 28, 1887, in Eurburg, 
Lithuania, he came to the United States 
four years later. He attended the Cleve- 
land School of Art while working with a 
lithographer in that city and later studied 
at the National Academy of Design in 
New York and in Paris, France. In 1922 
he gave up oil painting and began doing 
most of his work directly carving wood 
and stone. He did "The Spirit of the 
Dance" for the Radio City Music Hall in 
New York in 1932, a large-size Benjamin 
Franklin for the Post Office Department 
Building in Washington, D.C., in 1937, 
and four large figures for the Mayo Clinic 
in Rochester, Minn., in 1954. His work is 
represented in the permanent collections 
of more than 80 museums and galleries. 

For more than 30 years Mr. Zorach 
taught at the Art Students' League, and 
he was a founding member of the Sculp- 
tors Guild, which organized many exhibi- 
tions of new works. Among his honors 
were the Logan Medal of the Chicago 
Art Institute in 1931 for his "Mother 
and Child," bought in 1952 by the Metro- 
politan Museum of Art in New York; an- 
other Logan Medal in 1932 for water col- 
or; the Gold Medal of the National In- 
stitute of Arts and Letters in 1961; and 
the George D. Widener Gold Medal of the 
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 
1963. He received honorary degrees from 
Bowdoin in 1958, Colby in 1960, and Bates 
in 1964. The citation read by President 
Coles in June 1958 said in part, ". . . De- 
spite the accolade of success, he has never 
lost his inherent humility before the awe- 
some nature of art as a universal and 
cosmic expression of the soul of man.' He 
combines the 'calm meditative spirit of 
the ancients' with a lively wit and interest 
in contemporary developments. Pioneer 
in the modern revival of the art of carv- 
ing directly in stone, his very medium 
seems to forge a bond between him and 
our rockbound coast." 

Mr. Zorach is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Marguerite Thompson Zorach, whom he 
married in 1912; a son, Tessim Zorach of 
New York City; a daughter, Mrs. Adolph 
Ipcar of Georgetown; a brother, Edward 
Zorach of Cleveland; a sister, Mrs. Ida 
Schoener, also of Cleveland; and five 

Postmaster: If undeliverable, return 
to the Alumni Office, Bowdoin 
College, Brunswick, Maine 04011. 








MAY 1967 



Sirs: Professors Hannaford and Coursen 
["Should Bowdoin Become a University?" 
January Alumnus] have captured the idea 
and ideal of the liberal arts college; Bow- 
doin College has gone far toward realizing 
that idea and ideal. However, the innova- 
tion of a graduate school, no matter how 
small and no matter how excellent, would 
betray the very ideal to which Bowdoin 
has committed itself. Although Professor 
Hannaford envisions a resurgence of re- 
search-oriented undergraduate medieval- 
ists, I fear that the inevitable result of 
Bowdoin 's offering graduate programs 
would be a substantially more closed office 
doors— closed, that is, to undergraduates. 

While I am not opposed to graduate 
programs as such, I am opposed to them 
if they tend to encroach upon the sanctity 
of the undergraduate experience which 
is unique to the small liberal arts col- 
lege. . . . 

Many a Bowdoin student has enjoyed 
a close and personal relationship with one 
of his teachers. Honors programs and 
senior seminars provide an opportunity 
for such close and personal relationships, 
but I question whether such programs 
could maintain their vitality if the better 
members of the faculty were involved in 
the supervision of graduate work. . . . 

Richard F. van Antwerp '6G 

Sirs: Concerning the question of Univer- 
sity or college, on balance it would ap- 
pear now that a small, specialized graduate 
school of highest quality would be in 
keeping with Bowdoin's tradition and its 
present and future position in the edu- 
cational world. 

Perhaps a poll of the alumni . . . would 

throw light on the attitude of many as to 

the question of graduate or nongraduate 

studies at this venerable seat of learning. 

Henry A. Libbey '12 

Delray Beach, Fla. 

Sirs: The Christian Science Monitor pub- 
lished a poem by T. Morris Longstreth on 
April 6. Part of it reflects my view on the 
question of Bowdoin becoming a univer- 
Humbly you greet the law that bids you 

Spire pointing starward in a fixed fare- 

Ross Stan wood '41 
Northampton, Mass. 

Expand First 

Sirs: Before Bowdoin decides to become 
a university it ought to expand its under- 
graduate enrollment to 2,500. Such a move 
would enable the College to acquire ad- 
ditional prestige, would provide the op- 

portunity to develop national support, and 
would require it to increase its faculty 
to about 200 and thus permit the offering 
of more varied courses which would create 
an environment of greater cultural depth. 
This, in turn, would make it easier to 
attract and retain a high quality faculty. 
Bowdoin today is far too small for a grad- 
uate program of acceptable caliber. To 
establish one at this time would be more 
amusing than effective. 

As an alternative to simple expansion, 
Bowdoin could seek to develop greater 
intercollegiate cooperation with West- 
brook Junior College (if it is interested 
in becoming a four-year college) , or Bates. 
It could also establish a companion school 
—either female or coeducational— adjacent 
to the present campus. 

John D. Davis '52 
Northampton, Mass. 

Change Calendar First 

Sirs: It was interesting to read in the 
Alumnus the discussions of the possibility 
of graduate study at Bowdoin. If these 
possibilities ever approach fulfillment, I 
should hope that the relevant committee 
considering them would seek out opinions 
of those numerous Bowdoin alumni now 
in academic life; as far as I know, these 
opinions have not yet been sought. . . . 

There is another topic worth discuss- 
ing: the calendar of the academic year. 
It ought to begin in March (on the 15th 
or 21st) and run through December, with 
a two-week break between semesters in 

Most high school seniors waste their 
last two months in secondary school, and 
all of them are essentially admitted on 
the records they have made up to the mid- 
dle of their senior year. By being out of 
phase with other colleges, such as Amherst 
or Hamilton, Bowdoin would force stu- 

dents to make their decision early and 
stick with it. Thus Bowdoin would recruit 
a group of highly motivated, Bowdoin 
oriented freshmen— the best kind to have. 

The advantages of the March-to-Decem- 
ber calendar are so obvious as hardly to 
need mentioning, the basic one being that 
these are the good months to be in 
Maine. (Not that Maine is not good all 
year, but at present the very best months 
are largely unused.) No one who has spent 
a summer in Cambridge, Mass., or Mid- 
dletown, Conn., would ever recommend 
that Harvard or Wesleyan operate on a 
March-to-December calendar, but Bow- 
doin has potential advantages these places 
have never heard of! 

Among the many practical benefits 
derived from a switch to a March-to-De- 
cember calendar would be a saving in fuel 
costs. Only enough heat to keep the pipes 
from freezing would be needed during 
the coldest months. 

I hope that many readers of the Alum- 
nus will join me in advocating that this 
calendar be seriously considered. 

William Frost '38 
Woodstock, England 

What about Girls? 

Sirs: How about a debate on coeduca- 
tion at Bowdoin? I am on the coed side. 
As you know Yale and Princeton are con- 
sidering this. 

David L. Early '50 


The Alumnus welcomes letters on any 
subject that has been discussed in the 
magazine, or on any aspect of Bowdoin 
affairs. Anonymous letters will not be 
published, but names will be withheld 
when there is sufficient reason. 

So What Else Is New? 

Wesley E. Bevins Jr. '40, assistant dean of the Harvard Law School, 
drew our attention to the following paragraph from The Harvard 
Graduate Society for Advanced Study and Research Newsletter of 
May 17, 1967: 

. . . This was the moment when, in more ways than one, under 
the guidance of Charles William Eliot, Harvard was changing 
from a country college to a great university. Dean Charles H. 
Haskins, writing in 1930 in The Development of Harvard Univer- 
sity since the Inauguration of President Eliot, remarked: "When 
the establishment of a Graduate Department was first before the 
College Faculty, in 1872, there was much opposition. It was said 
that the University had insufficient funds to teach undergraduates 
properly, and that a graduate department would weaken the 
College. To which President Eliot replied, as Professor George 
Herbert Palmer remembers, 'It will strengthen the College. As 
long as the ;ain duty of the faculty is to teach boys, professors 
will never pursue their subjects beyond a certain point. With 
graduate students to teach, they will regard their subjects as in- 
finite, and will keep up that constant investigation which is 
necessary for the best teaching.' " 




Volume 41 

May 1967 

Number 4 

Edward Born '57 

Associate Editors: 
Robert M. Cross '45 
Glenn K. Richards '60 

In This Issue 

2 The Miniversity: Could It Work at Bowdoin? 

More than 100 educators, and government, foundation and 
corporation officials were on the campus in April to discuss 
the development of doctoral programs by the small liberal 
arts college. 

The Alumni Council 

President, John F. Reed '37; Vice President, 
Roscoe C. Ingalls Jr. '43; Secretary, Glenn 
K. Richards '60; Treasurer, Glenn R. Mc- 
Intire '25. Members-at-Large: 1967: William 
H. Thalheimer '27, Robert C. Porter *34, 
John F. Reed '37, W. Bradford Briggs '43; 
1968: F. Erwin Cousins '24; Richard C. 
Bechtel '36, Jeffrey J. Carre '40; Roscoe C. 
Ingalls Jr. '43; 1969: Stephen F. Leo '32, 
Donald F. Barnes '35, Leonard W. Cronk- 
hite Jr. '41, Willard B. Arnold III '51; 1970: 
William S. Burton '37, C. Nelson Corey '39, 
Lawrence Dana '35, Dr. Kenneth W. Sewall 
'29. Faculty Member: Nathan Dane II '37. 
Other Council members are the representa- 
tives of recognized local alumni clubs and 
the editor of the Bowdoin Alumnus. 

Prescription for the Liberal Arts College 

Richard A. Wiley 
Liberal arts colleges could do a better job of educating their 
graduates to cope with the problems of the modern world. 
An alumnus offers some suggestions for improvement. 

Fraternities Must Go J onn P. Ranahan, 

Douglas P. Biklen and Thomas H. Allen 
Three student leaders, two of them former fraternity presi- 
dents, present a case for the abolition of Greek letter so- 
cieties and offer some alternatives. 

12 The Council in Action 

14 The College 

Photos by Paul Downing 

The Alumni Fund 
Directors of the Alumni Fund 
Chairman, J. Philip Smith '29; Vice Chair- 
man, Lewis V. Vafiades '42; Secretary, Rob- 
ert M. Cross '45. 1967: J. Philip Smith '29; 
1968: Lewis V. Vafiades '42; 1969: Gordon 
C. Knight '32; 1970: L. Robert Porteous Jr. 
'46; 1971: Albert F. Lilley '54. 

19 Life with Uncle 

An overview of the federal government's relations with 
higher education is presented in this special supplement 
prepared by Editorial Projects for Education. 

35 Bowdoin and Uncle James A. Storer 

Through careful selection Bowdoin has used federally 
funded programs to strengthen its educational offering. 

39 Alumni Clubs 8c Class News 

50 In Memory 

The opinions expressed in the Bowdoin Alumnus 
are those of the authors, not of the College. 

Member of the American Alumni Council 
The Bowdoin Alumnus: published bimonthly by 
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine 04011. Second 
class postage paid at Brunswick, Maine. 

Cover photograph by Jerker Hetta '67 


Could it work at Bowdoin? 

In the days of the Fourth Repub- 
lic, someone observed that wher- 
ever four Frenchmen gathered one 
would find five political parties. 
To draw a parallel from Bowdoin's 
third major symposium on higher 
education since 1962, The Develop- 
ment of Doctoral Programs by the 
Small Liberal Arts College, on 
April 21 and 22, would not be al- 
together fair. There were probably 
no more opinions than there were 
participants, and they numbered 
more than one hundred. 

Two rather obvious conclusions 
can be drawn from the discussions: 
1) The attendance by representa- 
tives (mostly presidents and deans) 
of more than forty colleges and 
universities and by leading officials 
of seventeen foundations, corpora- 
tions and government agencies in- 
dicated that Bowdoin is not alone 
in its concern for the future of the 
liberal arts college. If one accepts 
the proposition that only perplex- 
ing and relevant problems attract 
the attention of able persons, then 
the high quality of the speakers 
and panelists is further proof of the 
timeliness and importance of the 
symposium. Bowdoin and the Re- 
search Corporation, which under- 
wrote the costs, have made a 
contribution to the clarification of 
thought on an important issue be- 
fore higher education. 

2) Any small liberal arts college 
which decides to undertake the de- 
velopment of doctoral programs 
had better move very carefully, and 
probably ought to explore other al- 

ternatives first. The danger is not 
simply the lack of money— or at 
least it is not at a college which 
has a strong commitment to under- 
graduate liberal arts education and 
to remaining small. 

The symposium was organized 
into five sessions: Introduction, 
Graduate Studies and the Liberal 
Arts, Doctoral Programs and the 
Nation's Need, Doctoral Programs 
in the Liberal Arts College Envi- 
ronment, and Implementation of 
Doctoral Programs. 

I came away from the discussions, 
as I suspect many other listeners 
did, with strong reservations as to 
the feasibility or desirability of 
Bowdoin developing doctoral pro- 
grams at this time because most of 
the rhetorical skills (if not all of the 
arguments) lay with those opposed 
to such a course. But the future of 
a college should not be decided on 
the basis of debating points, and a 
careful reading of the proceedings, 
which the College expects to pub- 
lish this summer, may reveal that 
proponents had more to say than 
caught my ear. 

In the opening talk, President 
James S. Coles said that the de- 
velopment of doctoral programs 
"has frightening connotations for 
those who love this small college" 
and emphasized "again and always 
that the foremost concern of the 
small college of excellent quality is 
to maintain and enhance the qual- 
ity of its undergraduate program." 

Bowdoin, he said, was also com- 
mitted to remaining small, yet for 

"colleges of recognized quality, 
some sort of continuing growth 
must ultimately take place. Each 
succeeding generation inherently, 
perhaps subconsciously, wants to 
add its own contribution, to leave 
its own mark, on the development 
of any enterprise with which it is 
associated. This hypothesis suggests 
that for viable colleges of recog- 
nized quality, some sort of con- 
tinuing growth must ultimately 
take place, and in the absence of 
other strong directive forces, 
growth in numbers seems the path 
of least resistance." 

With candor and good humor he 
said that one public discussion of 
the issue had sparked "immediate 
forceful communications to the 
President's Office." 

He saw the development of doc- 
toral programs as a possible means 
of recruiting and retaining out- 
standing faculty members, of en- 
riching the undergraduate curricu- 
lum, of bringing to the campus 
young scholars who could provide 
"added opportunity for the intel- 
lectual growth of the undergrad- 
uate" and help "bridge the genera- 
tion gap between the undergrad- 
uate and the older professor," of 
deriving support for the under- 
graduate curriculum through fac- 
ulty and research funded by gov- 
ernment and foundation grants, of 
fulfilling in part the College's obli- 
gation to its geographic commu- 

Photographs by Paid Downing 

nity, and of more efficiently using 
the College's present facilities. 

At the end of his talk he posed 
a series of questions for the group 
to consider: "Will it be easier or 
harder to recruit and retain faculty 
of the quality desired? Are faculty 
recruited for doctoral programs apt 
to be poor undergraduate teachers, 
uninterested in teaching or unin- 
terested in undergraduates? Will 
faculty working with doctoral stu- 
dents refuse to teach undergradu- 
ates, even in a small college? Is it 
possible for the able undergradu- 
ate to enrich his program by en- 
rolling in beginning graduate 
courses in his field? Do doctoral 
programs tend toward narrowness 
and overspecialization by faculty, 
or for more intensive departmen- 
talization? What are the library re- 
quirements relative to those re- 
quired by a college with a faculty 
active in research and an intensive 
honors program for its undergrad- 
uate majors? What are the financial 
implications— for faculty, for libra- 
ry, for facilities? What will be the 
role of the federal government in 
financing graduate programs and 
supporting doctorate work twenty- 
five or fifty years from now?" 

Four relatively small institutions 
with graduate programs and similar 
to Bowdoin in quality were repre- 
sented: Bryn Mawr, California In- 
stitute of Technology, Claremont 
Graduate School and University 
Center, and Wesleyan University. 
Although each representative gave 
a good summary account of the de- 
velopment of graduate programs on 
his campus and left no doubt as to 
their vitality, they collectively 
raised many questions which only 
Bowdoin can answer for itself. For 
instance, Bryn Mawr President 
Katharine E. McBride offered hope 
when she said that Bryn Mawr edu- 
cates some 750 undergraduates and 
375 graduate students on a budget 
of some $6 million, about $1 mil- 
lion more than Bowdoin spends 
annually if the same accounting 
systems are used, adding that stu- 

dents at her college "have gained, 
not lost from the experience of 
working with professors who are al- 
so active in research and graduate 
training." Other than stating that 
Bryn Mawr did not provide hous- 
ing for its graduate students, Miss 
McBride did not indicate to what 
extent her college was dependent 
upon the educational, cultural, and 
other resources of the Philadelphia 

Wesleyan Provost Robert A. Ro- 
senbaum came closer on this point. 
His institution, which awarded its 
first Ph.D. in 1965, has close rela- 
tions with Yale. 

Rosenbaum said Wesleyan en- 
tered the area of Ph.D. education 
because its faculty had become 
convinced that "the best of our 
students were not adequately 
served by the programs we had to 
offer." Wesleyan wanted to "pre- 
serve the values of a liberal arts 
college but also permit and encour- 
age a student to zip ahead just as 
fast as he can." 

The small size of its graduate 
school enrollment had not posed 
the problem many thought it 
might. On the other hand, Wes- 
leyan had at least one unresolved 
question: "Whether we can have 
graduate programs in a number of 
areas with only undergraduate pro- 
grams in other areas." 

Fred C. Anson, associate profes- 
sor of analytical chemistry at Cal- 
tech, said, "We have broader hori- 
zons at Caltech because of grad- 

uate studies." There was a "useful 
frontier feeling" because the fac- 
ulty was "seeking to stretch the out- 
posts of learning." But Caltech 
began as a graduate school and 
added undergraduate studies after- 
ward. It is still "more excited about 
research than teaching." 

Louis T. Benezet, president of 
the Claremont Graduate School 
and University Center, said it is 
easy to be for the right course— 
the development of doctoral pro- 
grams—for the wrong reasons. One 
of the wrong reasons was the belief 
that graduate studies would auto- 
matically mean excellence for the 
college undertaking them. 

He objected to "the growing 
subjugation of higher education to 
one criterion, production," and to 
the "intrusion of professionalism" 
into the liberal arts curriculum. 
"The real enemy of liberal educa- 
tion is not the specialist but the 
professional," the frequently found 
member of a college faculty who 
receives his chief rewards from out- 
side professional groups rather 
than from institutional life. 

After admitting "that the main 
reason for doctoral study in the 
liberal arts college is not for the 
student, but to keep a faculty worth 
having by current standards," is it 
not possible to "so plan that liberal 
education might even gain?" He 
said that keeping graduate study 
physically separated from under- 
graduate study "in order to reduce 
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well at Claremont. 

Polykarp Kusch, Nobel Prize- 
winning physicist at Columbia, 
said "I don't think it will work 
and I think it will damage the in- 
stitutions which try," and thereby 
earned the distinction of being the 
symposium's most outspoken op- 
ponent of a Ph.D. program at a 
liberal arts college. 

Kusch could not see how a lib- 
eral arts college could attract 
enough "men of the first rank" to 
teach or enough "really top quality 

He saw graduate programs as a 
"divisive force" which would turn 
a liberal arts college from its pri- 
mary role of undergraduate educa- 
tion. Graduate school teachers 
would have to be paid much more 
than the best undergraduate teach- 
ers are now being paid at Bowdoin. 
Higher pay would result in more 
influence on educational policy. 

Leadership in graduate studies is 
already passing from the large pri- 
vately supported institutions to 
even larger publicly supported 
ones. In the face of the impetus to 
develop excellent public institu- 
tions, he said, "it is hard to be op- 
timistic about the prospects as a 
graduate school of a small inde- 
pendent liberal arts college, no 
matter how splendid the tradition 
in liberal arts education may be." 

Besides, the liberal arts colleges 
have their own mission. "I really do 
believe than an imperative need of 
our society is for liberally educated 
men," Kusch said. "If we need an 
increasing number of scientists, we 
also need an much increased body 
of men and women who see science 
in the context of the totality of hu- 
man experience, knowledge, and 

Several other participants agreed 
with Kusch's position. Richard H. 
Sullivan, president of the Associa- 
tion of American Colleges and pres- 
ident of Reed College during the 

period it studied and ultimately 
rejected the development of doc- 
toral programs, said Reed had ar- 
rived at its decision because "the 
risk of financial impairment of the 
undergraduate program loomed as 
a very great obstacle and was per- 
suasive." There were other reasons: 
Could a college on the way to be- 
coming a small university "resist 
and afford to resist the displace- 
ment of senior teachers of under- 
graduates by the use of teaching 
assistants?" Wouldn't the greater 
specialization of the graduate stu- 
dent "have a subtle and undesir- 
able influence on the undergrad- 
uates' intellectual motivation" and 
reduce "what remaining chance a 
liberal college has to produce what 
someone has called 'a race of re- 
sponsible generalists'?" 

Instead of Ph.D. programs, Reed 
decided to recommit itself to the 
undergraduate liberal arts, "to en- 
gage in array of faculty efforts to 
improve secondary education" 
through the introduction of mas- 
ter's degree programs, and to cre- 
ate research centers. 

Neither F. Champion Ward, vice 
president of the Ford Foundation, 
nor Everett N. Case, president of 
the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 
had much enthusiasm for the de- 
velopment of doctoral programs 
by the small liberal arts college. 
Ward suggested that the role of the 
liberal arts college was at least in 

part "something other than pre- 
paring students for graduate train- 
ing" and failed to see how the "in- 
trusion of professionalism" could 
be cured by a "double dose." Case 
said many small colleges "need to 
seek new means of bringing excite- 
ment to faculty and students alike" 
but thought that the "special vir- 
tues" of the liberal arts college 
could be developed in ways other 
than the introduction of Ph.D. 

Provost Louis C. Green of Ha- 
verford College, which recently 
received a $400,000 grant from the 
Sloan Foundation to further de- 
velop its undergraduate science 
curriculum, thought that Haver- 
ford's extensive program of faculty 
and undergraduate research was 
providing an alternative. "I don't 
believe that a graduate program is 
needed to attract outstanding fac- 
ulty," he said. Williams President 
John E. Sawyer agreed: "There are 
coming out of graduate schools 
young men who given research op- 
portunities would rather teach at 
small colleges." He also thought 
that students were given a good 
"change of pace" if they first at- 
tended a liberal arts college and 
then went to an urban university 
for graduate study. 

Allan M. Cartter, chancellor of 
New York University, presented a 
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ing by 1970 more Ph.D.'s than 
would be needed by higher educa- 

He offered six arguments for and 
six arguments against doctoral pro- 
grams at liberal arts colleges. As 
cons, there was the lack of a "criti- 
cal need" of Ph.D.'s, the doubt that 
a small college could achieve dis- 
tinction without large staffs, the 
need for a much larger undergradu- 
ate enrollment, the divisive influ- 
ence of graduate programs, the lack 
of support, and the requirement to 
raise salary levels by at least 25%. 

On the other hand, liberal arts 
colleges may have to develop grad- 
uate programs to maintain a strong 
faculty for the undergraduate pro- 
gram. It was possible that a doc- 
toral program would attract funds 
which would indirectly help the 
undergraduate program. Such pro- 
grams might also breathe new life 
into the undergraduate curriculum. 
Then there was the British view 
that the only place where one could 
get a good education was at a uni- 
versity. Last, "it is immoral to have 
an endowment of $35 million and 
not do something more with it." 

Peter P. Muirhead, associate com- 
missioner of the U.S. Office of Edu- 
cation, said that graduate enroll- 
ments were expected to rise from 
this year's 640,000 to 1,066,000 by 
1974. Yet he could offer no assur- 
ance that the federal government 

would continue to support graduate 
studies at present levels or higher. 
He also thought that while the na- 
tion's need for Ph.D.'s may be met 
within the next few years he 
doubted that the world's would. 
"We may see a reverse brain drain," 
he said. 

At the final session, on the morn- 
ing of April 22, Commissioner 
Muirhead listed some alternatives. 
With the help of federal programs 
liberal arts colleges might consider 
cooperative arrangements with 
graduate schools. They might want 
to develop teaching (but not nec- 
essarily Ph.D.) programs for junior 

John C. Abbott '43, head libra- 
rian at the Edwardsville campus of 
Southern Illinois University, 
warned that the "prevailing doc- 
trine of self-sufficiency to support 
doctoral work at the dissertation 
level" led him to doubt that small 
colleges have sufficient library re- 

Harold B. Gores, president of 
Educational Facilities Laboratories 
Inc., agreed: The costs of buildings 
to house Ph.D. programs were rela- 
tively insignificant, "but watch out 
for the library, lest it bankrupt the 
whole operation." 

With tongue in cheek, he sug- 
gested that Bowdoin has four op- 
tions: "do nothing" which might 
be "a great experiment," "expand 

into a miniversity on the way to 
becoming a topless multiversity," 
innovate by providing new settings 
for current programs, or invent 
new programs. 

After the discussions President 
Coles thanked the participants and 
said: "We at Bowdoin have been 
enlightened. You have given us 
lots of new ideas and lots of new 

Given Bowdoin's traditions and 
present strengths, I wonder if the 
creation of some sort of advanced 
learning center might be a possi- 
bility worth developing before 
committing Bowdoin to doctoral 

The College provides a con- 
genial location and environment 
for some creative person wishing 
to "drop out" for a while. It is a 
place where postdoctoral fellows 
and others could collect their 
thoughts. By attracting persons 
with some commitment to the lib- 
eral arts, expressed through a wil- 
lingness to conduct a senior semi- 
nar or give a few lectures to classes, 
majors, or even the entire commu- 
nity, such an advanced learning 
center could make an important 
contribution to the intellectual life 
of Bowdoin. 

Perhaps the faculty committee 
studying graduate programs at 
Bowdoin could develop this and 
other possibilities further.— E.B. 


Many professional educators believe that liberal arts 
colleges no longer meet the needs of society or prepare 
their graduates for life in that society. How, they ask, 
are liberal arts colleges preparing their students to 
cope with such facts of life as (1) the geometric expan- 
sion and the increasing complexity and pervasiveness 
of science and technology; (2) the rapid urbanization 
of at least Western society and the larger role of gov- 
ernment at all levels in dealing with the problems of 
the cities; (3) the substantial shift of the balance of 
economic and political power, or at least of the power 
to generate inescapable problems, from the West to the 
East; and (4) the ever-growing institutionalization and 
resulting impersonalization of many facets of our exis- 
tence? The answer, I think, is that liberal arts colleges 
are not responding as well as they could. 

To admit that liberal arts colleges could do a better 
job is not to dismiss them as obsolete. The liberal arts 
college has a very definite contribution to make, but it 
must first redefine its role in the scheme of American 
education. It must come to recognize that it is a bridge 
between the secondary school, which is the purveyor of 
basic skills and information, and the graduate or pro- 
fessional school, where the student acquires a vocation- 
al skill. During the years when a student attends a 
liberal arts college he should be given a maximum 
opportunity to gain an appreciation and understanding 
of knowledge which will lie outside his specialized 
province but which will either affect his life or add to 
his personal happiness. Bowdoin certainly recognized 
this role, at least in part, with the introduction of its 
Senior Center Program. 

More innovation is needed, however, both in curri- 
cular substance and in procedure or technique. For 
curriculum content, first, in science and technology 
most liberal arts colleges, Bowdoin included, have pre- 

served the traditional departmental distinctions be- 
tween physics, chemistry, biology, and geology at a 
time when in the workaday world the distinctions 
between these various areas of science are becoming 
blurred. As an example, I can cite one of my clients in 
the Boston area, a typical research-oriented company 
started by a group of academic scientists. The com- 
pany's products were in the field of thermoelectricity. 
Obviously needed were highly developed skills in phys- 
ics and chemistry. The company failed, partly because 
of the inability of the founders to bring enough cross- 
understanding of the two disciplines to bear, but large- 
ly because of their inability to communicate effectively 
with potential users whose scientific orientation was 
largely in other directions. Such a lack of understand- 
ing could be reduced if the format of scientific instruc- 
tion were reorganized along functional lines. For 
example, there might be a course in sound. It could 
consider the phenomenon from the viewpoint of 
physics— how sound is generated, transmitted, repro- 
duced and amplified, and from the viewpoint of 
biology— how animals and other creatures hear and are 
guided by sound. Such a course, incidentally, would 
fit neatly into a program in oceanography, a natural 
field for a college in Bowdoin's environment and a 
field which will become increasingly important as the 
world's population grows and requires new sources of 
food and minerals. 

Even more urgent is the development of an ade- 
quate "terminal" course in science for nonscientists— a 
course which would cross departmental lines to give a 
better understanding of how scientists think and go 
about their work. Professional advisers to scientific 
concerns— such as lawyers, accountants and manage- 
ment consultants— will require a sound grasp of science 
to give adequate counsel. Even the average citizen will 

Richard A. Wiley 'U9, a lawyer and 

overseer of the College who has studied 

or taught at six colleges and 

universities, believes that a radical 

reorganization of the liberal arts curriculum 

is needed. This article expresses his 

personal views and is based on a talk he 

gave at the College in March 

under the auspices of the Alumni Council. 

need to know more about science as scientists play a 
more important role in government, which will certain- 
ly be the case if we are to solve the environmental 
problems being created in our cities. 

Second, our more complicated social problems also 
require that liberal arts colleges reorganize their social 
studies curricula. Again, courses which cross depart- 
mental lines ought to be offered. One might be in 
poverty. It would be the combined offering of the 
sociology, economics, and government departments. 
Another might be in urban planning and bring to bear 
the knowledge of economists, sociologists, artists, and 
architects. At the same time, if these courses are to be 
meaningful, social scientists at liberal arts colleges must 
become more involved in solving the problems of the 
communities in which they live. This involvement can 
come through the establishment of centers such as the 
Public Affairs Research Center at Bowdoin. 

I am not, in offering these suggestions, urging that 
the liberal arts college abandon its traditional attitude 
of independence and uninhibited inquiry. Rather I 
suggest that the intellectual life of the college will be 
more challenging and vivid if the traditional curric- 
ulum is reconstructed to take advantage of the person- 
al concern which the average undergraduate now feels 
for the problems of an "immediate" nature and at the 
same time contribute to the lives of the community in 
which the college exists. 

Perhaps the most radical reorganization of the lib- 
eral arts curriculum must come in response to the third 
factor which is coming to dominate our lives: the in- 
creasing gap between the affluence of the West and the 
almost immeasurable needs of the East. This has em- 
broiled us in a tragic conflict which is proving difficult 
to end with honor and which could develop into a 
general war. No longer can a man claim to be liberally 

educated unless he has more than a passing knowledge 
of the history, literature, language, art, music, culture, 
and politics of the countries of Asia, Africa, and the 
Middle East. We cannot search for lasting, peaceful 
solutions to the problems of these people unless we un- 
derstand them. To help us understand them, liberal 
arts colleges must make room in their curricula for 
many more courses in non-Western studies, partially 
through simple expansion, and partially (for budget- 
ary reasons) through the consolidation or elimination 
of existing courses. 

The fourth major development of our times— the 
fact that the institutions in which we live and work are 
becoming larger and more complex— means that each 
individual will be performing more specialized and 
limited tasks. In certain ways the expert mastery of a 
highly technical field brings satisfaction, but in many 
instances it is not the personal creative satisfaction 
which comes with the personal completion of an entire 
project, be it physical, aesthetic, or intellectual. There- 
fore, it is essential that liberal arts colleges ensure that 
their graduates are equipped to derive personal satis- 
faction from creative work in writing, art, poetry, 
music, or the theater arts. Bowdoin and many other 
liberal arts colleges require as part of their physical 
education program that each undergraduate acquire 
some skill in an individual sport, such as tennis or 
golf, which he can "carry over" into adult life. They 
ought to take the same approach to the creative arts. 

Thus far I have been concerned with the substan- 
tive content of the curricular offerings of liberal arts 
colleges. Procedural changes are also needed. The ed- 
ucational process has been too passive. The lack of op- 
portunity to participate actively in the classroom has, 
I believe, been largely responsible for student unrest 
and riots elsewhere and the purported failure both 


here and elsewhere of a substantial number of students 
to take full advantage of the educational opportunities 
being offered to them. 

First, abolish the lecture. The invention of print- 
ing should have led to its elimination before now. The 
lecture places an unjustifiable premium on the ability 
to write quickly. Every class hour should be turned 
into a guided Socratic-type discussion with intensive 
student participation. 

Second, abandon the present course concept. Most 
colleges conceive a course to be the attempt of a single 
instructor to cover "horizontally" all facets of a par- 
ticular subject within a semester or two. A course 
should instead consist of a detailed study of a few 
selected problems which have been chosen because of 
their intellectual challenge, contemporary relevance, 
or embodiment of universal concepts. Exploration of 
these problems should require individual research into 
original sources. With the rapid development of knowl- 
edge now taking place, particularly in the field of 
science, the conveyance of basic ideas, techniques of 
thought, analysis and presentation, and the methods 
of verification through source materials is more im- 
portant than the conveyance of a detailed fund of 
factual knowledge, much of which may well soon be 
outmoded. It is pleasing to note that the history de- 
partment at Bowdoin has recently established several 
problem-oriented courses. Examination of students in 
these courses should be done by a panel of teachers, 
perhaps even some from other institutions. 

Third, there should be greater curricular coopera- 
tion among liberal arts colleges. In certain sections of 
the country, such as the Amherst-Mount Holyoke- 
Smith-University of Massachusetts area, this is being 
done. Bowdoin and other colleges in Maine ought to 
explore such cooperation. I could visualize, for exam- 
ple, a junior course in Chinese history which might 
meet once a week on the campus of one of the several 
participating colleges for three hours in the afternoon. 
The instructor primarily responsible for teaching the 
course would be on the faculty of one of the colleges, 
but his salary and other expenses could be borne by all 
of the institutions. Such intercollege cooperation would 
enrich the curricula of the participating colleges, and 
it might constitute an alternative to entering the field 
of graduate programs as a means of attracting and 
holding outstanding professors. 


Student Life 

. y fourth suggestions grows out of the third. 
Colleges ought to utilize their facilities more efficiently. 
Many questions appropriately fall under this sugges- 

tion. I would like to raise only one: Are liberal arts 
colleges providing an out-of-class environment which 
reinforces their educational objectives? 

At Bowdoin extraclass live revolves around the 
fraternities, even for those who live in dormitories. The 
fraternity units here may be too small as such for de- 
velopment as independent "intellectual centers." Per- 
haps Bowdoin could draw to some extent on the 
example of the English universities, the Claremont 
colleges in California, and the new University of Cali- 
fornia sub-campuses to establish multiple unit centers 
smaller than the College as a whole and yet large 
enough to serve a true educational purpose. Perhaps 
two or three fraternities— all of which, it should be 
remembered, grew out of literary, debating, and in- 
tellectual societies— with houses near each other could 
be grouped together in a loose "confederation." Fac- 
ulty members could be assigned to the confederated 
entity as regular consultants in a more intensive 
manner than under the present faculty adviser system. 
Perhaps arrangements could be made for young un- 
married faculty members to live in one of the units 
in these complexes or in housing adjacent to them. 
Such faculty members could and should take regular 
meals and be resident "junior house fellows" in the 
Harvard fashion. They could organize and lead regu- 
lar after-dinner discussions, as is now done on an 
intermittent basis. Large enough groups of interested 
students would then be available for creative activities, 
such as the production of plays, at other than the all- 
college level. Specialized language tables similar to 
those in the Senior Center might be established. Rooms 
could be set aside, as has been done at Williams (but 
there only after the abolition of fraternities as such) , 
for personal, leisure activities in art, sculpture, and 
music with materials which would supplement, for ex- 
ample, the expanded program of the department of 
art suggested earlier. All of these steps could be taken 
without any basic shift in the present structure of 
ownership and operation of the fraternities. 

Here then lies the future of the liberal arts college. 
It must recognize, absorb, and adapt to those devel- 
opments which are coming to dominate the lives of 
its graduates. This requires rethinking of many basic 
assumptions pertaining to the time required for, and 
the intensity of the pace of, each stage of the overall 
educational process. Such rethinking must keep in 
mind realistic limits of budgets and facilities. The 
liberal arts colleges which do not adapt may well be 
squeezed out of existence by the pressures of their 
educational adjuncts above and below them. 

I have every confidence that Bowdoin will be 
among those colleges which will respond to these chal- 


The authors, John P. Ranahan, Douglas P. Biklen and Thomas 
H. Allen, are members of the Class of 1967. Allen, president of 
Alpha Kappa Sigma Fraternity in his junior year, is a Rhodes 
Scholar-elect. He was co-captain of this year's football and 
indoor track teams. Biklen is a member of Theta Delta Chi 
Fraternity and is president of the Student Council. Ranahan is 
a former editor-in-chief of the Bowdoin Orient, president of Al- 
pha Rho Upsilon Fraternity, and leader of the Bowdoin Band. 

Fraternities Must Go 

As much as any college generation, ours has a com- 
pelling need to be popular and to find identity within 
a group. At the same time we recognize, perhaps more 
keenly than past generations, that the process of edu- 
cation is the freeing of the individual from parochial 
bonds created by his environment, socio-economic 
class and upbringing. We also recognize that a par- 
ticular group either can provide a security that en- 
courages the student to associate with other groups or 
can make him dependent upon itself and restrict his 
growth. We believe the effect of Bowdoin fraternities 
today is the latter. 

It may be that fraternities are no more restrictive 
now than they were in the past. But the horizons of 
the student are broader. He prefers to identify with 
the college community and with students across the 
nation rather than with the restricted peer environ- 
ment of his fraternity. This was clearly revealed in a 
recent study by the Student Council which showed 
that only thirty percent of Bowdoin's undergraduates 
belong to a fraternity because they believe in its 

Fraternities at Bowdoin offer an opportunity for 
students to develop meaningful, often lasting, rela- 
tionships with other students in the context of an in- 
formal small group environment. But given the lack 
of commitment to fraternal ideals are they the most 
effective medium for developing these relationships? 
Is it not possible that their rigid, narrowly defined 
structure prohibits the introduction of certain other 
desirable features which would lead to a more mean- 
ingful living experience for students than even the 
ideal fraternity system could offer? 

A traditional selling point of fraternities is that 
they are self-governing, but is it really desirable that 
such small living units be self-governing? Most stu- 

dents are not interested in administering and main- 
taining a fraternity house. As a result, these tasks fall 
to an elected few— usually many of the College's most 
able student leaders— who are diverted from campus 
activities. In the Class of 1967, for example, the editor- 
in-chief of the Orient, a. co-captain of the hockey team, 
and a co-captain of the football team were also frater- 
nity presidents. Many of the other fraternity presi- 
dents did not make corresponding contributions to 
campus affairs. If self-government is an important 
student activity, it should be institutionalized at the 
college-wide level, in the Student Council, and not in 
each fraternity house. 

A second apparent asset of fraternities is that they 
provide a suitable base for a variety of activities, such 
as intramural competition in athletics and debating, 
entertaining alumni, and organizing weekends for 
subfreshmen. The fraternity system, however, is neither 
the best nor only way of organizing students to engage 
in these activities. 

A third apparent virtue is that fraternities are able 
to assimilate freshmen into the life of the College. One 
question every freshman asks just before entering 
college is, "Will I fit in?" His single most important 
desire is to make friends, to replace his lonely anxiety 
with security. The three days of rushing that come be- 
fore classes alleviate at least the severest of his anxie- 
ties. Ironically, however, the fraternity will later dis- 
courage him from expanding his circle of friends. 

In exchange for some degree of initial security, the 
freshman submits to an orientation program that is 
the most juvenile and potentially destructive activity 
of the fraternity. In practice, the principal goal of 
upperclassmen is to teach the freshman "humility." 
The assumption is that upperclassmen possess greater 
maturity and more experience than the freshmen they 



must orient. It is a sound one, except that it goes 
awry when put into practice. Too often orientation 
consists of heaping verbal abuse on freshmen and of 
requiring them to carry out childish actions largely 
for the amusement of upperclassmen. 

In these circumstances the diversity of an incoming 
class noticeably decreases as its members tend to con- 
centrate on the interests that are reinforced by the 
rest of the fraternity members and neglect those that 
are not. But the orientation program fails even to 
produce loyalty to the fraternity. Most upperclassmen 
view the fraternity as a "place to eat" and a "place to 
bring a date." As there is no acceptable alternative 
to the fraternity system at Bowdoin, few, especially 
somewhat lonely freshmen, can psychologically afford 
to break away from the group even though they do 
not feel particularly loyal to it. The lack of group 
loyalty has been explained by Dr. Nevitt Sanford. 
During the Symposium on Undergraduate Environ- 
ment at Bowdoin in 1962 he noted that "as a rule the 
freshman— and later the sophomore and junior— is 
bound to his peer group not so much by ties of friend- 
ship as by fear of how he will be regarded should he 
leave it." 

At Bowdoin the freshman's fear of rejection by his 
peer group is reinforced by upperclassmen. Subtly, 
constantly, and occasionally forcefully upperclassmen 
make clear the kinds of attitudes and behavior that 
are expected of him. The eventual result is a tendency 
toward conformity that frequently is striking because 
of the speed with which it grows among freshmen 
during their first two months at the College. 


The "Bowdoin Idiom" 

ne indication of the rapidity with which they 
become oriented to the fraternity value-system is the 
speed with which they absorb the widely used student 
slang vocabulary, or "Bowdoin idiom." The fraternity 
ideal is represented by the "stud," a creature who is 
the antithesis of the "screamer," the "wimp," and the 
"flyer." The stud never loses his cool. A hedonist, he 
avoids voluntary contact with ideas and people that 
stand between him and instant self-gratification. 

Although it is true that Bowdoin fraternities no 
longer practice racial and religious discrimination, 
the predominance of the stud as the fraternity ideal 
has led to another kind of discrimination. Freshmen 
are not judged on their character during the rushing 
period. Apart from those well known to upperclass- 
men before rushing, freshmen are judged on their 
appearance. Those that "look different" are rejected 
immediately. Only a handful of Student Council of- 

ficers get to see the worst aspect of this rushing pro- 
gram. On Saturday morning they visit the thirty or 
forty freshmen, many of whom could make a con- 
tribution to any house on the campus, who feel ab- 
solutely crushed because they have not received a bid 
after the first round. Then these Student Council 
officers have the distasteful task of reminding frater- 
nity presidents of the agreement that every freshman 
who wishes to join a house will have the opportunity 
to do so. 

Members of a fraternity can afford to judge harshly 
and hastely an unknown freshman who wanders into 
their house. They usually have a large part of their 
pledge class lined up— informally of course— long be- 
fore fall. Rushing at Bowdoin actually begins in Feb- 
ruary with subfreshman weekends and continues 
through the summer with "smokers" and written 
propaganda. By the time fall comes a good rushing 
committee chairman usually knows which freshman 
will "drop" (accept a bid) as soon as he walks in the 
front door. All the rushing chairman and his com- 
mittee need do is add a few more students who, with 
a dose of orientation, can be easily molded into the 
kind of person the house is looking for. 

Once they join a fraternity, most freshmen are 
destined to spend their first three years of college al- 
most entirely in a peer environment. Their contact 
with townspeople or alumni is almost nonexistent. 
Contact between faculty members and students in the 
fraternity house is largely confined to faculty guest 
nights, token gestures which may occur once a week— 
or once a semester. Too often the faculty guest night 
is a stiff, formalized attempt at some kind of social 
conversation for no more than twenty minutes before 
dinner. It can be as painful for the professor and his 
wife to be so entertained as it is for the fraternity 
officers who have the duty of greeting and conversing 
with the guests while the rest of the house members 
ignore them. Even the relationship of the fraternity 
adviser to the house is only slightly less tenuous. In 
many instances advisers are distinguished from their 
unattached colleagues on the faculty only by their 
more frequent presence at dinner on a guest night. 
This lack of significant interplay between the faculty 
and fraternities has resulted in a proposal from a sub- 
committee (consisting of students and professors) of 
the faculty's Student Life Committee for a new adviser 
program that emphasizes the relationship of faculty 
advisers with individual students rather than with 
whole fraternities. 

The strength of the barriers imposed by fraterni- 
ties between most professors and students is revealed 
by the initial reaction of seniors to the constant pres- 
ence of faculty members and guest lecturers in the 



Senior Center. During the fall semester we were for- 
tunate to have Theodore M. Greene as a visiting 
lecturer in philosophy. After dinner one evening 
shortly before his departure in December he was dis- 
cussing his stay at the Center with the usual large 
number of seniors who had gathered around his table. 
"You know," he said, "when we first arrived here, you 
were all very courteous if my wife and I asked to join 
you for a meal, but you never seemed to take the ini- 
tiative yourselves." After some reflection we explained 
that most of us had never had an opportunity during 
the previous three years to develop an easy and in- 
formal attitude toward faculty members that comes 
only from habitual social contact with them. A close 
student-faculty relationship should be the principal 
virtue of a small college. But such a relationship can 
never be widespread in a system of undergraduate life 
that keeps the faculty separated from students. At 
Bowdoin the results of this separation have been stu- 
dent anti-intellectualism and a resistance to change. 
If fraternities do not encourage informal student- 
faculty contact, they are at least supposed to provide 
the opportunity for a meaningful social life. Yet the 
most that can be said— and the only reason why most 
students remain in a fraternity— is that the fraternity 
house is still virtually the only place at Bowdoin to 
entertain a date. Very few adults would be willing to 
limit their social life to the type of activity which 
Bowdoin fraternity parties offer. Undergraduates are 
becoming increasingly dissatisfied with a social life 
that is confined to large, impersonal parties. Were stu- 
dents offered a realistic alternative (in spite of the 
drawbacks of no alcoholic beverages and lack of priva- 
cy the amount of entertaining done by students in the 
Moulton Union is increasing) , the number who count 
themselves fraternity members would decline greatly. 
The Student Council study already referred to re- 
vealed that fifty percent of the students polled said 
they belonged to a fraternity only because they saw no 
existing alternative for a meaningful social life. 


Two Alternatives 

here alternatives do not exist they should be 
created. What is needed for underclassmen at Bow- 
doin is a living system that builds upon the best aspects 
of fraternity life by adding to it some of the features of 
life in the Senior Center. The obvious virtue of the 
small group living unit must be preserved. The re- 
strictions of life in a fraternity must be eliminated by 
adding resident faculty and by selecting members on 
a random basis. Instead of a fraternities there ought 
to be student living centers with a faculty member and 

his family living in quarters adjacent to each of them 
in much the same manner that the Senior Center di- 
rector and his family are in residence. Some under- 
classmen would live in these units; others would live 
in the college's existing dormitories. All would take 
their meals at one of the student centers. Freshmen 
would be assigned roommates as they presently are. 
Sophomores and juniors would be allowed to select 
their roommates. All would be assigned to live in a 
center or in a dormitory by some system which would 
enable an undergraduate to become acquainted with a 
far larger number of his fellow students than the fra- 
ternity system allows. In addition to a faculty family 
in residence, each living center would have assigned to 
it six or eight members of the faculty who would be 
expected to take several meals each week at the center. 

There are two possible ways to implement this 
proposal. The first would be to use about ten of the 
present fraternity houses (properly renovated and, 
where necessary, enlarged) to house and feed students. 
Where feasible two houses could be considered as a 
single center with a common kitchen, thereby increas- 
ing the efficiency of feeding students. Suitable housing 
for the resident faculty family could be constructed or 

A more satisfactory way would be to purchase the 
fraternity properties, tear down existing structures, 
and build three student living centers. Each center 
could consist of three buildings. Two of the buildings 
would house fifty students each and have dining and 
recreational facilities large enough to accommodate 
about twice that number (to accommodate those stu- 
dents living in the existing dormitories) . These two 
buildings would be linked by a common kitchen. Each 
would have a large living room, dining room, and 
small library on the first floor. The resident faculty 
family would live in the third building. 

Construction of the student living centers would 
not have to be done all at once. It could be spread 
over several years. In the meantime, the first alterna- 
tive should be implemented. 

We do not wish to convert Bowdoin into a college 
for frantic overachievers and pseudo-intellectuals. Giv- 
en Bowdoin's location, however, the need for the 
College to offer a stimulating environment is great. 
The discrepancy between what student life is now and 
what it could be is the difference between the frater- 
nity system, which enables a student to get by with a 
minimum of confrontation with ideas, and the pro- 
posed one, which would offer an exciting educational 
experience. We are no longer content to accept the 
sterility, the restrictiveness, and the crudeness of the 
Bowdoin fraternity system. Immediate, serious thought 
must be given to implementing an alternative. 


Photographs by Paul Downing 


The Bowdoin College Alumni Association 
has as its purpose furthering "the well- 
being of the College and its Alumni 
by stimulating the interest of its members 
in the College and in each other." Its 
work is carried out by the Alumni Council, 
which is composed of 16 members-at-large, 
the five directors of the Alumni Fund, 
and one representative of each alumni club, 
which now number 49. In these photographs, 
taken at the mid- winter meeting in early 
March, are Paul Laidley Jr. '36, 
Connecticut Shore Alumni Club representative 
(above), and Alumni Secretary Glenn K. 
Richards '60 (right). On the opposite 
page are top to bottom, left to right, 
John D. Lawrence '37, Boston Alumni Club 
representative ; Alumni Council President 
John F. Reed '37; Member -at- Large Donald F. 
Barnes '35; and Richard C. Bechtel '36, 
Philadelphia Alumni Club representative. 



The College 

Shaw Resigns 

Hubert S. Shaw has served the Col- 
lege with unexcelled integrity and 
industry during his 20 years in the 
admissions office, 19 as its director. 
At all times he represented Bow- 
doin with understanding, sincerity, 
and dignity. I am sure that he has 
derived satisfaction, as we all have, 
in following the careers of the some 
4,000 young men who entered Bow- 
doin during his tenure. These men, 
who account for nearly half of Bow- 
doin's living alumni, are now mak- 
ing significant contributions to 
their College, community and coun- 
try, and promise even more in the 
future. In part, they are Bill Shaw's 
legacy to Bowdoin from his work 
as director of admissions. I regret 
that the close association which I 
have enjoyed with him for many 
years cannot continue. He will 
bring sorely needed knowledge and 
experience into his new work with 
the United States Office of Educa- 
tion. —James S. Coles 

At a college one of the positions 
which offers the least amount of 
security is that of the director of 
admissions. No matter how dedi- 
cated he may be, he occasionally 
finds himself deriving cold comfort 
from Herman Hickman's descrip- 
tion of the alumni's mood follow- 
ing a so-so football season at Yale. 
"They are," said Herman, "sullen 
but not mutinous." Sometimes mu- 
tiny does break out. 

Perhaps the admissions director 
has so little security because many 
think he has more control over his 
job than, in fact, he has. His work 
is not only with the public but in 
public. If his triumphs are well 
known, so are his failures, and of- 
ten they are remembered longer. 
A Rhodes Scholar, after all, is the 
product of an outstanding faculty, 
and a winning football team is the 
product of great coaching. A dearth 
of Woodrow Wilson Fellows or a 
less than average student yearbook 
is the fault of the admissions office, 
or so some would have you believe. 

Then, too, the admissions officer 
must contend with people seeking 
to remake the institution in their 
images. The athlete tends to seek 
his own, as does the historian, the 
biologist, and the glee club direct- 
or. And nearly every alumnus wants 
to send his son to alma mater in 
the fall. 

Remaining an effective admis- 
sions officer is more of an art than 
a science. He must with patience, 
good humor, and tact balance the 
conflicting desires of the individuals 
who compose the college communi- 
ty so as to satisfy most of them. To 
do this he must forever remain 
flexible in dealing with individual 
candidates and willing to vary ad- 
missions procedures in anticipation 
of changing trends. He must inso- 
far as possible, to borrow jargon 
from the sociologists, be institution- 
ally-oriented, not candidate-orient- 
ed—occasionally a very difficult task 

for a humane person. 

Hubert S. Shaw's resignation in 
April is a case in point. A member 
of the Class of 1936 and director of 
admissions since 1948, Bill brought 
many great qualities and skills to 
his position: integrity of the highest 
order, loyalty, industriousness, and 
astute judgment as to a boy's ability 
to do Bowdoin's work. In recent 
years 16 of every 17 boys who have 
entered Bowdoin have eventually 
graduated. The admissions office 
and Bill Shaw in particular have 
had many staunch supporters— not 
the least being the great majority 
of the 4,000 alumni who accepted 
Bill's invitation to gain their edu- 
cation at Bowdoin. 

His admirers extend beyond the 
confines of the Bowdoin communi- 
ty. Milton Lindholm, dean of ad- 
missions at Bates and one of three 
admissions directors at New Eng- 
land colleges senior to Bill in 
length of service, wrote upon learn- 
ing of Bill's resignation: 

Speaking as one who has been in 
this "tough game" for some time, I 
personally will miss you. ... I have 
always looked for you at meetings and 
on other occasions knowing I had a 
sympathetic friend. Furthermore you 
could always be counted upon to have 
the student's interest and needs as 
your foremost concern— and this is of 
great importance in this highly com- 
petitive business. . . . 

Albert I. Dickerson, for many 
years director of admissions at Dart- 
mouth and now its dean of fresh- 
men, wrote: 

No college could hope to have a 


more respected or respect-worthy ad- 
missions officer than your good self. 
Among all of the practitioners of this 
rugged and beleaguered trade whom 
I have known, I can't think of any 
who have surpassed you for intergrity, 
candor, honorable treatment, and hu- 
mane consideration. 

Russ A. Miller, director of studies 
at Deerfield Academy, voiced the 
thoughts of many secondary school 
officials when he wrote: 

Your letter of May 26th is just 
another example of your customary 
thoughtfulness. I hardly know how to 
reply. That I hate to see you leave 
the Admissions Office is the under- 
statement of the year. I agree this 
is a rough business, but the real re- 
ward is the chance to get to know 
some outstanding people, and I would 
certainly put you at the top of my list. 
Bowdoin will miss you and much, 
much more, you will be missed by the 
host of friends which your courtesy 
and consideration brought you over 
all the years. 

But it would be fruitless to deny 
that there has been growing dis- 
satisfaction in every quarter of the 
college community with the admis- 
sions office. Faculty committees do 
not write reports such as the one 
published in the March Alumnus, 
and Governing Boards do not cre- 
ate special committees to deal with 
admissions (also announced in the 
March Alumnus) if there is general 
agreement that all is well in this 
sector of the College. 

Beginning July 1, Bill will go to 
work for the U.S. Office of Educa- 
tion in Washington, D. C. He is no 
stranger to the area, having taught 
at St. Albans School from 1937 to 
1943, when he joined the Navy to 
serve as an officer. In 1947 he be- 
came assistant director of admis- 
sions at Bowdoin, and a year later 
he became director. 

He was well suited for the job, 
for as a secondary school student 
in his native town of Presque Isle, 
Maine, he had accumulated the cre- 
dentials that still make admissions 
officers excited: He was valedicto- 
rian (15 A's out of 17 courses), a 
baseball-football-track letterman, 
and member of the debating team, 
band and orchestra for four years. 
It was easy for Briah Connor '27, 

Shaw '36 

then a teacher at Presque Isle High, 
to recommend him to Bowdoin and 
to urge him to compete for a State 
of Maine Scholarship, which he 
won. At Bowdoin, Bill compiled 
honors grades in his major, biology, 
played football for two years, and 
was captain of the baseball team 
and a member of the student coun- 
cil in his senior year. Following his 
graduation, he was on the demon- 
stration baseball team at the 1936 
Olympics. Then he went to Har- 
vard for a year to obtain a master's 
in biology. 

In 1964 the Alumni Association 
named him recipient of the Alumni 
Award for Faculty and Staff. The 
citation accompanying the award 
said in part: 

Since 1947 you have pursued with 
energy and devotion the rewarding 
task of finding, interviewing, and 
admitting to Bowdoin thousands of 
young men— as well as the heartbreak- 
ing task of rejecting those who could 
not be admitted. . . . You have faith- 
fully served the College and the causes 
of education. We, your fellow Alumni, 
salute you for doing so well, with 
integrity and good humor, an almost 
impossible job. 

Perhaps the job is close to an 
impossible one. As Bill admits, "I 
have reached a plateau. Thirteen 
years from now [the time of his re- 
tirement], I would still be director 
of admissions. It is time to take 
what I have learned here and apply 
it to new challenges." 

Throughout his tenure at Bow- 
doin he tried to explain the com- 

plexities of admissions to anyone 
who would listen. In countless talks 
before alumni clubs, at special ad- 
missions meetings for alumni in 
such places as Chicago, northern 
New Jersey, and Boston, as well as 
on the campus, he and other mem- 
bers of the office took alumni 
through the process step-by-step. 
Even in his final report to the fac- 
ulty he reminded: 

While it is natural for the in- 
terests of all segments of the college 
community to be directed to the ad- 
missions office, it is essential that the 
faculty in particular understand the 
nature of admissions and the variety 
of these interests if it is to play an 
effective role in shaping an admissions 
policy. The course offerings, the cur- 
riculum, and the academic standards 
set by the faculty; the cost in relation 
to other colleges and the amount of 
financial aid established by the ad- 
ministration; the candidate pool ob- 
tained by the administrations staff; 
the general reputation and prestige 
of the College and its faculty; the 
location, nature, and size of the Col- 
lege; the multitude of imponderables 
in the minds of the public concern- 
ing higher education— all have and 
will continue to affect admissions. . . . 

He then touched one of the cen- 
tral issues confronting Bowdoin: 

While many single interests have 
been articulately expressed, there yet 
remains for the faculty, through the 
Committee on Admissions and Pre- 
paratory Schools, to determine and 
define what it considers an effective 
blending of these interests when re- 
alistically appraised against the offer- 
ings of the College. 

It is futile to predict what 
changes will occur in Bowdoin's ad- 
missions policies. Yet the prospects 
for improvement are there, for it 
appears that the question of admis- 
sions is next on President Coles's 
schedule of improvements. His past 
successes— the Self Study of 1954-55, 
the Capital Campaign, the many 
innovations that have breathed 
new life into the curriculum— offer 
only hope. 


President Coles has announced the 
appointments of Russell S. Douglas 
'49 as a development officer, Rich- 



ard W. Moll as director of admis- 
sions, Richard V. West, as curator 
of the museum of art, and Walter 
H. Moulton '58 as director of stu- 
dent aid. 

Douglas, who joined the staff on 
May 1, is in charge of Bowdoin's 
corporate development program. 
He represents an addition to the 
staff (bringing the number of de- 
velopment officers at the College 
to two) of Executive Secretary E. 
Leroy Knight '50, who supervises 
Bowdoin's development, public re- 
lations, and alumni programs. 

A native of Brunswick and cum 
laudc graduate, Douglas was a vice 
president of the Casco Bank & 
Trust Co. before accepting the ap- 
pointment. He is a trustee of the 
Regional Memorial Hospital in 
Brunswick and of Moses Brown 
School in Rhode Island, where he 
prepared for Bowdoin. He has 
served as treasurer of the Bruns- 
wick Area Multiple Sclerosis Hope 
Chest Campaign, chairman of a 
Boy Scout fund-raising campaign 
in the Pejepscot District, treasurer 
and a director of the Brunswick 
Area Chamber of Commerce, and 
a director of the Pine Tree Society 
for Crippled Children and Adults. 
He is also a member of the Bruns- 
wick Town Finance Committee. 

Moll begins his new duties on 
July 1. Since 1961 he has been ex- 
ecutive director of the African 
Scholarship Program of American 
Universities (aspau) , responsible 
for the supervision of the selection 

Moulton '58 


and placement of some 1,300 Af- 
rican undergraduates from 33 Af- 
rican nations for 232 American 
colleges and universities. Six have 
attended Bowdoin. 

Before joining aspau he was as- 
sistant director of admissions at 
Yale and assistant to the master of 
Yale's Calhoun College. During 
that time he completed require- 
ments at the Yale Divinity School 
for a B.D. degree, which he re- 
ceived in 1961. 

A native of Indianapolis, Moll 
attended Broad Ripple High 
School. He entered DePauw Uni- 
versity in 1952, then transferred to 
Duke, where he was awarded a B.A. 
in 1956. 

He is the author of 'Aid Me in 
the Education Sphere," an article 
which appeared in the Saturday 
Review in February, and the editor 
of The Forum, aspau's quarterly 
journal of African student opinion. 
Articles about his work have been 
published in recent years in News- 
week and The New Yorker maga- 

He is a member of the Associa- 
tion of College Admissions Coun- 
selors, the executive committee of 
the Admissions Section of the Na- 
tional Association for Foreign Stu- 
dent Affairs, and of Delta Kappa 
Epsilon Fraternity. 

West, currently on a Ford Foun- 
dation Fellowship in Europe, will 
begin his duties on Sept. 1. Before 
winning the fellowship two years 
ago (only eight art historians in 

Douglas '49 

the nation were selected) , he was 
on the staff of the Albright-Knox 
Art Gallery in Buffalo. 

West began his studies in art in 
1952 at U.C.L.A. The following 
year he studied graphic arts and 
design at the Bundesgewerbeschule 
in Innsbruck, Austria. He returned 
to U.C.L.A. in 1954, then inter- 
rupted his studies in 1956 for a 
two-year tour with the Navy. He 
resumed his studies at the Univer- 
sity of California at Santa Barbara 
and was awarded a B.A. with high- 
est honors in art in 1961. In 1961- 
62 he enrolled in the Akademie der 
bildenden Kunste in Vienna to 
study sculpture, and after three 
more years of study at Berkeley 
was awarded an M.A. 

He has written several articles 
for art journals and wrote portions 
of the catalogue for E. B. Henning's 
"Fifty Years of Modern Art" ex- 
hibit at the Cleveland Museum in 

Moulton will continue as assis- 
tant director of admissions after 
assuming the job of directing Bow- 
doin's $700,000-a-year program of 
financial aid to students from 
Philip S. Wilder '23 on July 1. 

Moulton has been a member of 
the admissions staff since 1961. He 
has served as secretary of the Fac- 
ulty Committee on Student Aid 
and as a member of the Northeast 
Regional Panel on Financial Aid 
Consultants of the College Scholar- 
ship Service. He is also a member 
of the Maine State Scholarship 


Board of Review which helps se- 
lect recipients of state-financed 

From 1958 to 1960 Moulton was 
a gunnery instructor at the Army 
Artillery and Missile School, Fort 
Sill, Okla. He was a New York 
representative of the Continental 
Illinois National Bank and Trust 
Co. of Chicago for about a year 
before returning to Bowdoin. 

Distinguished Educator 

This year's Distinguished Educator 
Award, presented annually by the 
Bowdoin Teachers' Club, was giv- 
en to George T. Davidson Jr. '38, 
and it has never been more richly 

A native of Winchester, Mass., 
Davidson also has a master's de- 
gree from Boston University. He 
has been a member of the faculty 
at Kennett High School since 1939. 
He was principal there from 1946 
to 1959, when he assumed his 
present position as director of 
guidance. During World War II 
he served as an Army Air Force 
captain in the Pacific. 

Active in both state and national 
educational affairs, Davidson is a 
former member of the National 

Advisory Board of the National As- 
sociation of Secondary School Prin- 
cipals, a former president of the 
New Hampshire Association of 
Secondary School Principals, and a 
former president of the New 
Hampshire Personnel and Guid- 
ance Association. 

Last fall he was named the first 
recipient of the annual award by 
the New Hampshire Personnel and 
Guidance Association to the mem- 
ber of the association who has 
made outstanding contributions to 
education in New Hampshire. 

Davidson has served Bowdoin in 
capacities ranging from the score- 
board clock operator at football 
games to president of the Alumni 
Council in 1965-66. He is a former 
president of the Bowdoin Club of 
New Hampshire and a former class 
agent. He has been an admissions 
aide since 1948. 

Perhaps the best tribute to come 
following the award was an edi- 
torial in the North Conway (N.H.) 
Reporter. It said in part: 

Many a boy and girl has seen 
darkness turned to light, discourage- 
ment turned to hope and seeming 
impossibility to success because Dave 
has worked with them, thereby pre- 
venting the flame of ultimate accom- 
plishment from being smothered. . . . 

Distinguished Educator Davidson '38 & Friend 
From darkness to light. 

At times, there seems to be a com- 
plete lack of words, sufficient in 
meaning, to convey the message in 
the heart of one who is endeavoring 
to write something very special in 
recognition of service rendered by a 
devoted servant of mankind. Indeed, 
a service which is characterized by 
saying that it has extended far be- 
yond the call of duty. 

Girls in the Dorms 

Bowdoin will take a step closer to 
becoming a coeducational institu- 
tion starting this fall when students 
will be allowed to entertain girls in 
the dormitories. 

Girls will be allowed in the liv- 
ing rooms of the two-room suites 
from noon until midnight on Fri- 
day, from noon Saturday until 1 
a.m. Sunday, and from noon until 
9 p.m. on Sunday. 

A student must register his date 
with one of the dormitory proctors. 
Freshmen must be chaperoned, that 
is, another student must be present 
when their dates are. 

The action came at the May 
meeting of the faculty when it 
accepted the report of the Student 
Life Committee. 

In the report, the committee ar- 
gued that the change "should cre- 
ate new, and more acceptable, 
forms of social life on campus." 

Books Available 

Two books published by the Cen- 
ter for Resource Studies at Bow- 
doin are available without charge 
to persons interested in conserva- 
tion and land development. 

One is the proceedings of last 
fall's symposium. It contains the 
texts of all addresses and discus- 
sions by some of the nation's lead- 
ing conservationists who gathered 
at Bowdoin to participate in the 

The other, which is in greater 
supply and of more interest to the 
general reader, is illustrated and 
contains highlights of the discus- 

The publication of both books, 


as well as the symposium, was fi- 
nanced by a grant of $46,000 from 
the federal government. John Mc- 
Kee, director of the center, edited 
the books and took the photo- 

Persons wishing copies should 
write to the Center for Resource 
Studies at the College. 

40 Years on 

Generations of students and faculty 
will recall with gratitude the as- 
sistance which he gave them, his 
patience, and his concern. 

—James S. Coles 

Kenneth J. Boyer, former librarian 
of Bowdoin and for the past six 
years the college editor, will retire 
on July 1 after 40 years as a mem- 
ber of the staff. 

In both positions he will be re- 
membered as a man of extraor- 
dinary patience— even of long suf- 
fering. He and his assistant, Miss 
Edith E. Lyon, formed an almost 
unbeatable combination in both 
the library and the college editor's 

A native of Rochester, N.Y., he 
prepared for college at West High 
School there. He was graduated 
in 1923 from the University of 
Rochester (where he and Nathaniel 
C. Kendrick, H'66, dean emeritus, 
were brother Psi U's) , and from 
the New York State Library School 
two years later. 

Appointed assistant librarian at 
Bowdoin in 1927, he was named 
librarian of the College in 1945. 
In 1961 he was named college edi- 
tor, a new position authorized that 
year by the Governing Boards. 

During his tenure as librarian, 
Bowdoin's collections grew from 
203,000 volumes to 259,000, and 
the budget multiplied more than 
threefold, from $26,000 to nearly 

Boyer inaugurated the "closed 
reserve system" at the College and 
the library's program of temporary 
exhibits. One of the first accom- 


Patience was a byword. 

plishments of his tenure as librar- 
ian was the construction of the 
Rare Book Room in Hubbard Hall 
in 1945. In 1949 he started Bow- 
doin's program of informal instruc- 
tion in printing and typography to 
supplement opportunities offered 
to students in the fine arts. 

As college editor he has super- 
vised the preparation of the an- 
nual Bowdoin College Catalogue 
and a variety of other college pub- 
lications. In recent years he has 
been chairman of the Faculty Com- 
mittee for James Bowdoin Day. 


Varsity Baseball 

Bowdoin 2 Wesleyan 1 

Williams 3 Bowdoin 2 

Maine 7 Bowdoin 3 

Trinity 6 Bowdoin 2 

Bowdoin 6 M.I.T. 5 

U.N.H. 1 Bowdoin 

Bates 5 Bowdoin 4 

Maine 13 Bowdoin 1 

Bowdoin 5 Colby 3 

Bowdoin 6 Bates 3 

Bowdoin 7 Colby 6 

Season's record: Won 5, Lost 6 

Freshman Baseball 

Maine 7 Bowdoin 2 

Exeter 2 Bowdoin 1 

Maine 10 Bowdoin 1 

Bridgton 10 Bowdoin 7 

Colby 4 Bowdoin 1 

Season's record: Won 0, Lost 5 

Varsity Track 

Amherst 100 Bowdoin 49 

Bowdoin 72 Vermont 41 

U.N.H. 74 Bowdoin 48 

M.I.T. 79 Bowdoin 70 
State Meet: Bates 72i/ 2 , Colby 45, Maine 
43, Bowdoin 26i/ 2 

Dual meet record: Won 1, Lost 3 

Freshman Track 
Vermont 86 Bowdoin 23 

U.N.H. 81 Bowdoin 32 

M.I.T. 115 Bowdoin 30 

Hebron 69 Bowdoin 59 M.C.I. 52 

Deering 74 Bowdoin 52 S. Portland 45 
Season's record: Won 0, Lost 5 

Varsity Golf 
Amherst 4 Bowdoin 3 

Bowdoin 5i/ 2 Vermont \i/ 2 

Williams 5 Bowdoin 2 

Bowdoin 4 St. Anselm's 3 

Bowdoin 6 New England 1 

M.I.T. 4 Bowdoin 3 

State Series: Maine 82, Bowdoin 74, Colby 
34, Bates 21 . 
Dual match record: Won 3, Lost 3 

Freshman Golf 

Maine 2 
Bowdoin 1 

M.C.I. 3 
Bowdoin 4 

Bowdoin 3 

Colby 4 

Bowdoin 4 

Brunswick 5 

Colby 5 

Season's record: Won 2, Lost 3 

Varsity Tennis 

Springfield 6 Bowdoin 3 

Maine 6 Bowdoin 3 

M.I.T. 9 Bowdoin 

Colby 8 Bowdoin 1 

Bates 8 Bowdoin 1 

Colby 7 Bowdoin 2 

Bowdoin 7 Bates 2 

Maine 5 Bowdoin 4 

Season's record: Won 1, Lost 7 

Freshman Tennis 
Bowdoin 5 Brunswick 4 

South Portland 6 Bowdoin 3 

Bowdoin 9 Colby 

Bowdoin 6 Maine 3 

Bowdoin 5 Colby 4 

Season's record: Won 4, Lost 1 

Varsity Lacrosse 

Hofstra 15 

Bowdoin 4 

Stevens 10 

Bowdoin 7 

C. W. Post 16 

Bowdoin 7 

Adelphi 16 

Bowdoin 8 

Bowdoin 17 

Brandeis 3 

U.N.H. 9 

Bowdoin 4 

Wesleyan 8 

Bowdoin 2 

M.I.T. 10 

Bowdoin 6 

Bowdoin 16 


' England 6 

Tufts 12 

Bowdoin 6 

Bowdoin 13 

W.P.I. 7 

Bowdoin 5 

Nichols 3 

Season's record: 

Won 4, Lost 


Freshman Lacrosse 

Bowdoin 6 Hebron 3 

M.I.T. 4 Bowdoin 3 

Bowdoin 6 Rents Hill 5 

Tufts 9 Bowdoin 6 

Hinckley 4 Bowdoin 3 

Season's record: Won 2, Lost 3 

Varsity Sailing 
Hexagonal: 4th place; Boston Dinghy 
Cup: 11th of 13; Dartmouth Bowl: 6th 
of 6; Friis Trophy 7th of 9. 

Frosh Sailing 
Coast Guard Invitational: 6th of 9; 
N.E.I.S.A. Freshman Eliminations: 6th of 

Indoor Track 
Bowdoin 68 Boston University 45 

Season's record: Won 4, Lost 3 



▼ T HAT 

America's colleges and universities, 

recipients of billions in Federal funds, 

have a new relationship: 

with Uncle 

hat would happen if all the Fed- 
eral dollars now going to America's colleges and 
universities were suddenly withdrawn? 

The president of one university pondered the ques- 
tion briefly, then replied: "Well, first, there would 
be this very loud sucking sound." 

Indeed there would. It would be heard from 
Berkeley's gates to Harvard's yard, from Colby, 
Maine, to Kilgore, Texas. And in its wake would 
come shock waves that would rock the entire estab- 
lishment of American higher education. 

No institution of higher learning, regardless of its 
size or remoteness from Washington, can escape the 
impact of the Federal government's involvement in 
higher education. Of the 2,200 institutions of higher 
learning in the United States, about 1,800 partici- 
pate in one or more Federally supported or spon- 
sored programs. (Even an institution which receives 
no Federal dollars is affected — for it must compete 
for faculty, students, and private dollars with the 
institutions that do receive Federal funds for such 

Hence, although hardly anyone seriously believes 
that Federal spending on the campus is going to stop 
or even decrease significantly, the possibility, how- 
ever remote, is enough to send shivers down the na- 
tion's academic backbone. Colleges and universities 
operate on such tight budgets that even a relatively 
slight ebb in the flow of Federal funds could be 
serious. The fiscal belt-tightening in Washington, 
caused by the war in Vietnam and the threat of in- 
flation, has already brought a financial squeeze to 
some institutions. 

A look at what would happen if all Federal dollars 
were suddenly withdrawn from colleges and univer- 
sities may be an exercise in the absurd, but it drama- 
tizes the depth of government involvement: 
, ► The nation's undergraduates would lose more 
than 800,000 scholarships, loans, and work-study 
grants, amounting to well over 1300 million. 

► Colleges and universities would lose some $2 bil- 
lion which now supports research on the campuses. 
Consequently some 50 per cent of America's science 
faculty members would be without support for their 
research. They would lose the summer salaries which 
they have come to depend on — and, in some cases, 
they would lose part of their salaries for the other 
nine months, as well. 

► The big government-owned research laboratories 
which several universities operate under contract 
would be closed. Although this might end some 
management headaches for the universities, it would 
also deprive thousands of scientists and engineers 
of employment and the institutions of several million 
dollars in overhead reimbursements and fees. 

► The newly established National Foundation for 
the Arts and Humanities — for which faculties have 
waited for years — would collapse before its first 
grants were spent. 

► Planned or partially constructed college and uni- 
versity buildings, costing roughly $2.5 billion, would 
be delayed or abandoned altogether. 

► Many of our most eminent universities and medi- 
cal schools would find their annual budgets sharply 
reduced — in some cases by more than 50 per cent. 
And the 68 land-grant institutions would lose Fed- 

A partnership of brains, money, and mutual need 

eral institutional support which they have been re- 
ceiving since the nineteenth century. 
► Major parts of the anti-poverty program, the new 
GI Bill, the Peace Corps, and the many other pro- 
grams which call for spending on the campuses would 



Spender" in the academic world. Last year, Wash- 
ington spent more money on the nation's campuses 
than did the 50 state governments combined. The 
National Institutes of Health alone spent more on 
educational and research projects than any one 
state allocated for higher education. The National 
Science Foundation, also a Federal agency, awarded 
more funds to colleges and universities than did 
all the business corporations in America. And the 
U.S. Office of Education's annual expenditure in 
higher education of $1.2 billion far exceeded all 
gifts from private foundations and alumni. The 
$5 billion or so that the Federal government will 
spend on campuses this year constitutes more than 
25 per cent of higher education's total budget. 

About half of the Federal funds now going to 
academic institutions support research and research- 
related activities — and, in most cases, the research is 
in the sciences. Most often an individual scholar, 
with his institution's blessing, applies directly to 
a Federal agency for funds to support his work. A 
professor of chemistry, for example, might apply to 
the National Science Foundation for funds to pay for 
salaries (part of his own, his collaborators', and his 
research technicians'), equipment, graduate-student 
stipends, travel, and anything else he could justify 
as essential to his work. A panel of his scholarly 
peers from colleges and universities, assembled by 
NSF, meets periodically in Washington to evaluate 
his and other applications. If the panel members 
approve, the professor usually receives his grant and 
his college or university receives a percentage of the 
total amount to meet its overhead costs. (Under 
several Federal programs, the institution itself can 

Every institution, however small or remote, feels the 
effects of the Federal role in higher education. 

request funds to help construct buildings and grants 
to strengthen or initiate research programs.) 

The other half of the Federal government's ex- 
penditure in higher education is for student aid, for 
books and equipment, for classroom buildings, labo- 
ratories, and dormitories, for overseas projects, and 
— recently, in modest amounts — for the general 
strengthening of the institution. 

There is almost no Federal agency which does not 
provide some funds for higher education. And there 
are few activities on a campus that are not eligible 
for some kind of government aid. 

learly our colleges and universities now 
depend so heavily on Federal funds to help pay for 
salaries, tuition, research, construction, and operat- 
ing costs that any significant decline in Federal sup- 
port would disrupt the whole enterprise of American 
higher education. 

To some educators, this dependence is a threat to 
the integrity and independence of the colleges and 
universities. "It is unnerving to know that our sys- 
tem of higher education is highly vulnerable to the 
whims and fickleness of politics," says a man who 
has held high positions both in government and on 
the campus. 

Others minimize the hazards. Public institutions, 
they point out, have always been vulnerable, in this 

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sense — yet look how they've flourished. Congress- 
men, in fact, have been conscientious in their ap- 
proach to Federal support of higher education ; the 
problem is that standards other than those of the 
universities and colleges could become the deter- 
mining factors in the nature and direction of Federal 
support. In any case, the argument runs, all aca- 
demic institutions depend on the good will of others 
to provide the support that insures freedom. Mc- 
George Bundy, before he left the White House to 
head the Ford Foundation, said flatly: "American 
higher education is more and not less free and strong 
because of Federal funds." Such funds, he argued, 
actually have enhanced freedom by enlarging the 
opportunity of institutions to act; they are no more 
tainted than are dollars from other sources; and the 
way in which they are allocated is closer to academic 
tradition than is the case with nearly all other major 
sources of funds. 

The issue of Federal control notwithstanding, 
Federal support of higher education is taking its 
place alongside military budgets and farm subsidies 
as one of the government's essential activities. All 
evidence indicates that such is the public's will. 
Education has always had a special worth in this 
country, and each new generation sets the valuation 
higher. In a recent Gallup Poll on national goals, 
Americans listed education as having first priority. 
Governors, state legislators, and Congressmen, ever 
sensitive to voter attitudes, are finding that the im- 
provement of education is not only a noble issue on 
which to stand, but a winning one. 

The increased Federal interest and support reflect 


another fact: the government now relies as heavily 
on the colleges and universities as the institutions 
do on the government. President Johnson told an 
audience at Princeton last year that in "almost every 
field of concern, from economics to national security, 
the academic community has become a central in- 
strument of public policy in the United States." 
Logan Wilson, president of the American Council 
on Education (an organization which often speaks 
in behalf of higher education), agrees. "Our history 
attests to the vital role which colleges and universities 
have played in assuring the nation's security and 
progress, and our present circumstances magnify 
rather than diminish the role," he says. "Since the 
final responsibility for our collective security and 
welfare can reside only in the Federal government, 
a close partnership between government and higher 
education is essential." 

-he partnership indeed exists. As a re- 
port of the American Society of Biological Chemists 
has said, "the condition of mutual dependence be- 

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tween the Federal government and institutions of 
higher learning and research is one of the most 
profound and significant developments of our time." 

Directly and indirectly, the partnership has pro- 
duced enormous benefits. It has played a central 
role in this country's progress in science and tech- 
nology — and hence has contributed to our national 
security, our high standard of living, the lengthen- 
ing life span, our world leadership. One analysis 
credits to education 40 per cent of the nation's 
growth in economic productivity in recent years. 

Despite such benefits, some thoughtful observers 
are concerned about the future development of the 
government-campus partnership. They are asking 
how the flood of Federal funds will alter the tradi- 
tional missions of higher education, the time-honored 
responsibility of the states, and the flow of private 
funds to the campuses. They wonder if the give and 
take between equal partners can continue, when one 
has the money and the other "only the brains." 

Problems already have arisen from the dynamic 
and complex relationship between Washington and 
the academic world. How serious and complex such 
problems can become is illustrated by the current 
controversy over the concentration of Federal re- 
search funds on relatively few campuses and in 
certain sections of the country. 

The problem grew out of World War II, when the 
government turned to the campuses for desperately 
needed scientific research. Since many of the best- 
known and most productive scientists were working 
in a dozen or so institutions in the Northeast and a 
few in the Midwest and California, more than half 
of the Federal research funds were spent there. 
(Most of the remaining money went to another 50 
universities with research and graduate training.) 

The wartime emergency obviously justified this 

The haves and have-nots 

concentration of funds. When the war ended, how- 
ever, the lopsided distribution of Federal research 
funds did not. In fact, it has continued right up to 
the present, with 29 institutions receiving more than 
50 per cent of Federal research dollars. 

To the institutions on the receiving end, the situa- 
tion seems natural and proper. They are, after all, 
the strongest and most productive research centers 
in the nation. The government, they argue, has an 
obligation to spend the public's money where it will 
yield the highest return to the nation. 

The less-favored institutions recognize this ob- 
ligation, too. But they maintain that it is equally 
important to the nation to develop new institutions 
of high quality — yet, without financial help from 
Washington, the second- and third-rank institutions 
will remain just that. 

In late 1 965 President Johnson, in a memorandum 
to the heads of Federal departments and agencies, 
acknowledged the importance of maintaining scien- 
tific excellence in the institutions where it now exists. 
But, he emphasized, Federal research funds should 
also be used to strengthen and develop new centers 
of excellence. Last year this "spread the wealth" 
movement gained momentum, as a number of 
agencies stepped up their efforts to broaden the 
distribution of research money. The Department of 
Defense, for example, one of the bigger purchasers 
of research, designated SI 8 million for this academic 
year to help about 50 widely scattered institutions 
develop into high-grade research centers. But with 
economies induced by the war in Vietnam, it is 
doubtful whether enough money will be available 
in the near future to end the controversy. 

Eventually, Congress may have to act. In so 
doing, it is almost certain to displease, and perhaps 
hurt, some institutions. To the pessimist, the situa- 
tion is a sign of troubled times ahead. To the op- 
timist, it is the democratic process at work. 


dramatized another problem to which the partner- 
ship between the government and the campus has 
contributed: the relative emphasis that is placed 

compete for limited funds 

on research and on the teaching of undergraduates. 
Wisconsin's Representative Henry Reuss con- 
ducted a Congressional study of the situation. Sub- 
sequently he said: "University teaching has become 
a sort of poor relation to research. I don't quarrel 
with the goal of excellence in science, but it is pursued 
at the expense of another important goal — excellence 
of teaching. Teaching suffers and is going to suffer 


The problem is not limited to universities. It is 
having a pronounced effect on the smaller liberal 
arts colleges, the women's colleges, and the junior 
colleges — all of which have as their primary func- 
tion the teaching of undergraduates. To offer a first- 
rate education, the colleges must attract and retain 
a first-rate faculty, which in turn attracts good stu- 
dents and financial support. But undergraduate col- 
leges can rarely compete with Federally supported 
universities in faculty salaries, fellowship awards, re- 
search opportunities, and plant and equipment. The 
president of one of the best undergraduate colleges 
says: "When we do get a young scholar who skill- 
fully combines research and teaching abilities, the 
universities lure him from us with the promise of a 
high salary, light teaching duties, frequent leaves, 
and almost anything else he may want." 

Leland Haworth, whose National Science Founda- 
tion distributes more than $300 million annually 
for research activities and graduate programs on the 
campuses, disagrees. "I hold little or no brief," he 
says, "for the allegation that Federal support of re- 
search has detracted seriously from undergraduate 
teaching. I dispute the contention heard in some 
quarters that certain of our major universities have 
become giant research factories concentrating on 
Federally sponsored research projects to the detri- 
ment of their educational functions." Most univer- 
sity scholars would probably support Mr. Ha worth's 
contention that teachers who conduct research are 
generally better teachers, and that the research en- 
terprise has infused science education with new sub- 
stance and vitality. 

To get perspective on the problem, compare uni- 
versity research today with what it was before 
World War II. A prominent physicist calls the pre- 
war days "a horse-and-buggy period." In 1930, col- 
leges and universities spent less than $20 million on 
scientific research, and that came largely from pri- 

vate foundations, corporations, and endowment in- 
come. Scholars often built their equipment from in- 
geniously adapted scraps and spare machine parts. 
Graduate students considered it compensation 
enough just to be allowed to participate. 

Some three decades and $125 billion later, there 
is hardly an academic scientist who does not feel 
pressure to get government funds. The chairman of 
one leading biology department admits that "if a 
young scholar doesn't have a grant when he comes 
here, he had better get one within a year or so or 
he's out; we have no funds to support his research." 

Considering the large amounts of money available 
for research and graduate training, and recognizing 
that the publication of research findings is still the 
primary criterion for academic promotion, it is not 
surprising that the faculties of most universities spend 
a substantial part of their energies in those activities. 

Federal agencies are looking for ways to ease the 
problem. The National Science Foundation, for ex- 
ample, has set up a new program which will make 
grants to undergraduate colleges for the improve- 
ment of science instruction. 

More help will surely be forthcoming. 


.he fact that Federal funds have been 
concentrated in the sciences has also had a pro- 
nounced effect on colleges and universities. In many 
institutions, faculty members in the natural sciences 
earn more than faculty members in the humanities 
and social sciences; they have better facilities, more 
frequent leaves, and generally more influence on the 

The government's support of science can also 
disrupt the academic balance and internal priorities 
of a college or university. One president explained: 

"Our highest-priority construction project was a 
S3 million building for our humanities departments. 
Under the Higher Education Facilities Act, we could 
expect to get a third of this from the Federal govern- 
ment. This would leave $2 million for us to get from 
private sources. 

"But then, under a new government program, the 
biology and psychology faculty decided to apply to 
the National Institutes of Health for SI. 5 million 
for new faculty members over a period of five years. 
These additional faculty people, however, made it 
necessary for us to go ahead immediately with our 
plans for a S4 million science building — so we gave 
it the No. 1 priority and moved the humanities 
building down the list. 

"We could finance half the science building's cost 
with Federal funds. In addition, the scientists pointed 
out, they could get several training grants which 
would provide stipends to graduate students and 
tuition to our institution. 

"You see what this meant? Both needs were valid 
— those of the humanities and those of the sciences. 
For $2 million of private money, I could either 
build a $3 million humanities building or I could 
build a S4 million science building, get SI. 5 million 
for additional faculty, and pick up a few hundred 
thousand dollars in training grants. Either-or; not 

The president could have added that if the scien- 
tists had been denied the privilege of applying to 
NIH, they might well have gone to another institu- 
tion, taking their research grants with them. On the 
other hand, under the conditions of the academic 
marketplace, it was unlikely that the humanities 
scholars would be able to exercise a similar mobility. 

The case also illustrates why academic adminis- 
trators sometimes complain that Federal support of 
an individual faculty member's research projects 
casts their institution in the ineffectual role of a legal 
middleman, prompting the faculty member to feel 
a greater loyalty to a Federal agency than to the 
college or university. 

Congress has moved to lessen the disparity be- 
tween support of the humanities and social sciences 
on the one hand and support of the physical and 
biological sciences on the other. It established the 
National Foundation for the Arts and Humanities — 
a move which, despite a pitifully small first-year al- 
location of funds, offers some encouragement. And 
close observers of the Washington scene predict that 

The affluence of research: 

the social sciences, which have been receiving some 
Federal support, are destined to get considerably 
more in the next few years. 

Ifforts to cope with such difficult prob- 
lems must begin with an understanding of the nature 
and background of the government-campus partner- 
ship. But this presents a problem in itself, for one en- 
counters a welter of conflicting statistics, contradic- 
tory information, and wide differences of honest 
opinion. The task is further complicated by the 
swiftness with which the situation continually 
changes. And — the ultimate complication — there is 
almost no uniformity or coordination in the Federal 
government's numerous programs affecting higher 

Each of the 50 or so agencies dispensing Federal 
funds to the colleges and universities is responsible 
for its own program, and no single Federal agency 
supervises the entire enterprise. (The creation of the 
Office of Science and Technology in 1 962 represented 
an attempt to cope with the multiplicity of relation- 
ships. But so far there has been little significant im- 
provement.) Even within the two houses of Congress, 
responsibility for the government's expenditures on 
the campuses is scattered among several committees. 

Not only does the lack of a coordinated Federal 
program make it difficult to find a clear definition 
of the government's role in higher education, but it 
also creates a number of problems both in Washing- 
ton and on the campuses. 

The Bureau of the Budget, for example, has had to 

a siren song to teachers 

wrestle with several uncoordinated, duplicative Fed- 
eral science budgets and with different accounting 
systems. Congress, faced with the almost impossible 
task of keeping informed about the esoteric world 
of science in order to legislate intelligently, finds it 
difficult to control and direct the fast-growing Fed- 
eral investment in higher education. And the in- 
dividual government agencies are forced to make 
policy decisions and to respond to political and other 
pressures without adequate or consistent guidelines 
from above. 

The colleges and universities, on the other hand, 
must negotiate the maze of Federal bureaus with 
consummate skill if they are to get their share of the 
Federal largesse. If they succeed, they must then 
cope with mountains of paperwork, disparate sys- 
tems of accounting, and volumes of regulations that 
differ from agency to agency. Considering the mag- 
nitude of the financial rewards at stake, the institu- 
tions have had no choice but to enlarge their ad- 
ministrative staffs accordingly, adding people who 
can handle the business problems, wrestle with 
paperwork, manage grants and contracts, and un- 
tangle legal snarls. College and university presidents 
are constantly looking for competent academic ad- 
ministrators to prowl the Federal agencies in search 
of programs and opportunities in which their institu- 
tions can profitably participate. 

The latter group of people, whom the press calls 
"university lobbyists," has been growing in number. 
At least a dozen institutions now have full-time 
representatives working in Washington. Many more 
have members of their administrative and academic 
staffs shuttling to and from the capital to negotiate 
Federal grants and contracts, cultivate agency per- 
sonnel, and try to influence legislation. Still other 
institutions have enlisted the aid of qualified alumni 
or trustees who happen to live in Washington. 


.he lack of a uniform Federal policy pre- 
vents the clear statement of national goals that might 
give direction to the government's investments in 
higher education. This takes a toll in effectiveness 
and consistency and tends to produce contradictions 
and conflicts. The teaching-versus-research contro- 
versy is one example. 

Fund-raisers prowl 
the Washington maze 

President Johnson provided another. Last sum- 
mer, he publicly asked if the country is really get- 
ting its money's worth from its support of scientific 
research. He implied that the time may have come 
to apply more widely, for the benefit of the nation, 
the knowledge that Federally sponsored medical re- 
search had produced in recent years. A wave of ap- 
prehension spread through the medical schools when 
the President's remarks were reported. The inference 
to be drawn was that the Federal funds supporting 
the elaborate research effort, built at the urging of 
the government, might now be diverted to actual 
medical care and treatment. Later the Secretary of 
Health, Education, and Welfare, John W. Gardner, 
tried to lay a calming hand on the medical scien- 
tists' fevered brows by making a strong reaffirmation 
of the National Institutes of Health's commitment 
to basic research. But the apprehensiveness remains. 

Other events suggest that the 25-year honeymoon 
of science and the government may be ending. Con- 
necticut's Congressman Emilio Q. Daddario, a man 
who is not intimidated by the mystique of modern 
science, has stepped up his campaign to have a 
greater part of the National Science Foundation 
budget spent on applied research. And, despite pleas 
from scientists and NSF administrators, Congress 
terminated the costly Mohole project, which was 
designed to gain more fundamental information 
about the internal structure of the earth. 

Some observers feel that because it permits and 
often causes such conflicts, the diversity in the gov- 
ernment's support of higher education is a basic 
flaw in the partnership. Others, however, believe 
this diversity, despite its disadvantages, guarantees 
a margin of independence to colleges and univer- 
sities that would be jeopardized in a monolithic 

Good or bad, the diversity was probably essential 
to the development of the partnership between Wash- 
ington and the academic world. Charles Kidd, ex- 
ecutive secretary of the Federal Council for Science 
and Technology, puts it bluntly when he points out 
that the system's pluralism has allowed us to avoid 
dealing "directly with the ideological problem of 
what the total relationship of the government and 
universities should be. If we had had to face these 
ideological and political pressures head-on over the 

past few years, the confrontation probably would 
have wrecked the system." 

That confrontation may be coming closer, as Fed- 
eral allocations to science and education come under 
sharper scrutiny in Congress and as the partnership 
enters a new and significant phase. 

.ederal aid to higher education began with 
the Ordinance of 1787, which set aside public lands 
for schools and declared that the "means of educa- 
tion shall forever be encouraged." But the two forces 
that most shaped American higher education, say 
many historians, were the land-grant movement of 
the nineteenth century and the Federal support of 
scientific research that began in World War II. 

The land-grant legislation and related acts of 
Congress in subsequent years established the Ameri- 
can concept of enlisting the resources of higher edu- 
cation to meet pressing national needs. The laws 
were pragmatic and were designed to improve edu- 
cation and research in the natural sciences, from 
which agricultural and industrial expansion could 
proceed. From these laws has evolved the world's 
greatest system of public higher education. 

In this century the Federal involvement grew 
spasmodically during such periods of crisis as World 
War I and the depression of the thirties. But it was 
not until World War II that the relationship began 
its rapid evolution into the dynamic and intimate 
partnership that now exists. 

Federal agencies and industrial laboratories were 
ill-prepared in 1940 to supply the research and 
technology so essential to a full-scale war effort. 
The government therefore turned to the nation's 
colleges and universities. Federal funds supported 
scientific research on the campuses and built huge 
research facilities to be operated by universities 
under contract, such as Chicago's Argonne Labora- 
tory and California's laboratory in Los Alamos. 

So successful was the new relationship that it 
continued to flourish after the war. Federal re- 
search funds poured onto the campuses from military 
agencies, the National Institutes of Health, the 
Atomic Energy Commission, and the National 
Science Foundation. The amounts of money in- 
creased spectacularly. At the beginning of the war 
the Federal government spent less than $200 million 
a year for all research and development. By 1950, 
the Federal "r & d" expenditure totaled $1 billion. 

The Soviet Union's launching of Sputnik jolted 

Even those campuses which traditionally stand apart 
from government find it hard to resist Federal aid. 

the nation and brought a dramatic surge in support 
of scientific research. President Eisenhower named 
James R. Killian, Jr., president of Massachusetts In- 
stitute of Technology, to be Special Assistant to the 
President for Science and Technology. The National 
Aeronautics and Space Administration was estab- 
lished, and the National Defense Education Act of 
1958 was passed. Federal spending for scientific re- 
search and development increased to $5.8 billion. 
Of this, $400 million went to colleges and universi- 

The 1960's brought a new dimension to the rela- 
tionship between the Federal government and higher 
education. Until then, Federal aid was almost syn- 
onymous with government support of science, and 
all Federal dollars allocated to campuses were to 
meet specific national needs. 

There were two important exceptions : the GI Bill 
after World War II, which crowded the colleges and 
universities with returning servicemen and spent $19 
billion on educational benefits, and the National De- 
fense Education Act, which was the broadest legis- 
lation of its kind and the first to be based, at least 
in part, on the premise that support of education it- 
self is as much in the national interest as support 
which is based on the colleges' contributions to some- 
thing as specific as the national defense. 

The crucial turning-points were reached in the 
Kennedy-Johnson years. President Kennedy said: 
"We pledge ourselves to seek a system of higher edu- 

cation where every young American can be edu- 
cated, not according to his race or his means, but 
according to his capacity. Never in the life of this 
country has the pursuit of that goal become more 
important or more urgent." Here was a clear na- 
tional commitment to universal higher education, a 
public acknowledgment that higher education is 
worthy of support for its own sake. The Kennedy 
and Johnson administrations produced legislation 
which authorized: 

► SI. 5 billion in matching funds for new con- 
struction on the nation's campuses. 

► $1 51 million for local communities for the build- 
ing of junior colleges. 

► $432 million for new medical and dental schools 
and for aid to their students. 

► The first large-scale Federal program of under- 
graduate scholarships, and the first Federal package 
combining them with loans and jobs to help indi- 
vidual students. 

► Grants to strengthen college and university li- 

► Significant amounts of Federal money for 
"promising institutions," in an effort to lift the entire 
system of higher education. 

► The first significant support of the humanities. 

In addition, dozens of "Great Society" bills in- 
cluded funds for colleges and universities. And their 
number is likely to increase in the years ahead. 

The full significance of the developments of the 
past few years will probably not be known for some 
time. But it is clear that the partnership between the 

Federal government and higher education has en- 
tered a new phase. The question of the Federal gov- 
ernment's total relationship to colleges and univer- 
sities — avoided for so many years — has still not been 
squarely faced. But a confrontation may be just 
around the corner. 

.he major pitfall, around which Presi- 
dents and Congressmen have detoured, is the issue 
of the separation of state and church. The Constitu- 
tion of the United States says nothing about the Fed- 
eral government's responsibility for education. So 
the rationale for Federal involvement, up to now, 
has been the Constitution's Article I, which grants 
Congress the power to spend tax money for the com- 
mon defense and the general welfare of the nation. 

So long as Federal support of education was spe- 
cific in nature and linked to the national defense, 
the religious issue could be skirted. But as the em- 
phasis moved to providing for the national welfare, 
the legal grounds became less firm, for the First 
Amendment to the Constitution says, in part, "Con- 
gress shall make no law respecting an establishment 
of religion. ..." 

So far, for practical and obvious reasons, neither 
the President nor Congress has met the problem 
head-on. But the battle has been joined, anyway. 
Some cases challenging grants to church-related col- 

A new phase in government-campus relationship. 

Is higher education losing control of its destiny? 

leges are now in the courts. And Congress is being 
pressed to pass legislation that would permit a cit- 
izen to challenge, in the Federal courts, the Con- 
gressional acts relating to higher education. 

Meanwhile, America's 893 church-related colleges 
are eligible for funds under most Federal programs 
supporting higher education, and nearly all have 
received such funds. Most of these institutions would 
applaud a decision permitting the support to con- 

Some, however, would not. The Southern Baptists 
and the Seventh Day Adventists, for instance, have 
opposed Federal aid to the colleges and universities 
related to their denominations. Furman University, 
for example, under pressure from the South Carolina 
Baptist convention, returned a $6 12,000 Federal 
grant that it had applied for and received. Many 
colleges are awaiting the report of a Southern Bap- 
tist study group, due this summer. 

Such institutions face an agonizing dilemma: 
stand fast on the principle of separation of church 
and state and take the financial consequences, or 
join the majority of colleges and universities and 
risk Federal influence. Said one delegate to the 
Southern Baptist Convention: "Those who say we're 
going to become second-rate schools unless we take 
Federal funds see clearly. I'm beginning to see it so 
clearly it's almost a nightmarish thing. I've moved 
toward Federal aid reluctantly; I don't like it." 

Some colleges and universities, while refusing 
Federal aid in principle, permit some exceptions. 
Wheaton College, in Illinois, is a hold-out; but it 
allows some of its professors to accept National 
Science Foundation research grants. So does Rock- 
ford College, in Illinois. Others shun government 
money, but let their students accept Federal schol- 
arships and loans. The president of one small church- 
related college, faced with acute financial problems, 
says simply: "The basic issue for us is survival." 

.ecent federal programs have sharp- 
ened the conflict between Washington and the 
states in fixing the responsibility for education. 
Traditionally and constitutionally, the responsibility 
has generally been with the states. But as Federal 
support has equaled and surpassed the state alloca- 

tions to higher education, the question of responsi- 
bility is less clear. 

The great growth in quality and Ph.D. production 
of many state universities, for instance, is undoubtedly 
due in large measure to Federal support. Federal 
dollars pay for most of the scientific research in state 
universities, make possible higher salaries which at- 
tract outstanding scholars, contribute substantially 
to new buildings, and provide large amounts of 
student aid. Clark Kerr speaks of the "Federal 
grant university," and the University of California 
(which he used to head) is an apt example: nearly 
half of its total income comes from Washington. 

To most governors and state legislators, the Fed- 
eral grants are a mixed blessing. Although they have 
helped raise the quality and capabilities of state in- 
stitutions, the grants have also raised the pressure on 
state governments to increase their appropriations 
for higher education, if for no other reason than to 
fulfill the matching requirement of many Federal 
awards. But even funds which are not channeled 
through the state agencies and do not require the 
state to provide matching funds can give impetus to 
increased appropriations for higher education. Fed- 
eral research grants to individual scholars, for ex- 
ample, may make it necessary for the state to pro- 
vide more faculty members to get the teaching done. 

"Many institutions not only do not look a gift horse 
in the mouth; they do not even pause to note whether 
it is a horse or a boa constrictor." — John Gardner 

Last year, 38 states and territories joined the 
Compact for Education, an interstate organization 
designed to provide "close and continuing consulta- 
tion among our several states on all matters of educa- 
tion." The operating arm of the Compact will gather 
information, conduct research, seek to improve 
standards, propose policies, "and do such things as 
may be necessary or incidental to the administra- 
tion of its authority. ..." 

Although not spelled out in the formal language 
of the document, the Compact is clearly intended 
to enable the states to present a united front on the 
future of Federal aid to education. 

.n typically pragmatic fashion, we Ameri- 
cans want our colleges and universities to serve the 
public interest. We expect them to train enough 
doctors, lawyers, and engineers. We expect them to 
provide answers to immediate problems such as 
water and air pollution, urban blight, national 
defense, and disease. As we have done so often in 
the past, we expect the Federal government to build 
a creative and democratic system that will accom- 
plish these things. 

A faculty planning committee at one university 
stated in its report: "... A university is now re- 
garded as a symbol for our age, the crucible in which 
— by some mysterious alchemy — man's long-awaited 
Utopia will at last be forged." 

Some think the Federal role in higher education 
is growing too rapidly. 

As early as 1952, the Association of American Uni- 
versities' commission on financing higher education 
warned: "We as a nation should call a halt at this 
time to the introduction of new programs of direct 
Federal aid to colleges and universities. . . . Higher 
education at least needs time to digest what it has 
already undertaken and to evaluate the full impact 
of what it is already doing under Federal assistance." 
The recommendation went unheeded. 

A year or so ago, Representative Edith Green of 
Oregon, an active architect of major education legis- 
lation, echoed this sentiment. The time has come, 
she said, "to stop, look, and listen," to evaluate the 
impact of Congressional action on the educational 
system. It seems safe to predict that Mrs. Green's 
warning, like that of the university presidents, will 
fail to halt the growth of Federal spending on the 
campus. But the note of caution she sounds will be 
well-taken by many who are increasingly concerned 

about the impact of the Federal involvement in 
higher education. 

The more pessimistic observers fear direct Federal 
control of higher education. With the loyalty-oath 
conflict in mind, they see peril in the requirement 
that Federally supported colleges and universities 
demonstrate compliance with civil rights legislation 
or lose their Federal support. They express alarm 
at recent agency anti-conflict-of-interest proposals 
that would require scholars who receive government 
support to account for all of their other activities. 

For most who are concerned, however, the fear is 
not so much of direct Federal control as of Federal 
influence on the conduct of American higher educa- 
tion. Their worry is not that the government will 
deliberately restrict the freedom of the scholar, or 
directly change an institution of higher learning. 
Rather, they are afraid the scholar may be tempted 
to confine his studies to areas where Federal support 
is known to be available, and that institutions will 
be unable to resist the lure of Federal dollars. 
f Before he became Secretary of Health, Education, 
and Welfare, John W. Gardner said: "When a gov- 
ernment agency with money to spend approaches a 
university, it can usually purchase almost any serv- 
ice it wants. And many institutions still follow the 
old practice of looking on funds so received as gifts. 
They not only do not look a gift horse in the mouth ; 
they do not even pause to note whether it is a horse 
or a boa constrictor." 


government-campus partnership may lie in the fact 
that the partners have different objectives. 

The Federal government's support of higher 
education has been essentially pragmatic. The Fed- 
eral agencies have a mission to fulfill. To the degree 
that the colleges and universities can help to fulfill 
that mission, the agencies provide support. 

The Atomic Energy Commission, for example, 
supports research and related activities in nuclear 
physics; the National Institutes of Health provide 
funds for medical research; the Agency for Interna- 
tional Development finances overseas programs. 
Even recent programs which tend to recognize higher 
education as a national resource in itself are basi- 
cally presented as efforts to cope with pressing 
national problems. 

The Higher Education Facilities Act, for instance, 
provides matching funds for the construction of 

academic buildings. But the awards under this pro- 
gram are made on the basis of projected increases 
in enrollment. In the award of National Defense 
Graduate Fellowships to institutions, enrollment ex- 
pansion and the initiation of new graduate programs 
are the main criteria. Under new programs affecting 
medical and dental schools, much of the Federal 
money is intended to increase the number of practi- 
tioners. Even the National Humanities Endowment, 
which is the government's attempt to rectify an 
academic imbalance aggravated by massive Federal 
support for the sciences, is curiously and pragmati- 
cally oriented to fulfill a specific mission, rather than 
to support the humanities generally because they are 
worthy in themselves. 

Who can dispute the validity of such objectives? 
Surely not the institutions of higher learning, for 
they recognize an obligation to serve society by pro- 
viding trained manpower and by conducting applied 
research. But colleges and universities have other 
traditional missions of at least equal importance. 
Basic research, though it may have no apparent 
relevance to society's immediate needs, is a primary 
(and almost exclusive) function of universities. It 
needs no other justification than the scholar's curi- 
osity. The department of classics is as important in 
the college as is the department of physics, even 
though it does not contribute to the national de- 
fense. And enrollment expansion is neither an in- 
herent virtue nor a universal goal in higher educa- 
tion; in fact, some institutions can better fulfill their 
objectives by remaining relatively small and selec- 

Colleges and universities believe, for the most 

Some people fear that the colleges and universities are 
in danger of being remade in the Federal image. 

When basic objectives differ, whose will prevail? 

part, that they themselves are the best judges of 
what they ought to do, where they would like to go, 
and what their internal academic priorities are. For 
this reason the National Association of State Uni- 
versities and Land-Grant Colleges has advocated 
that the government increase its institutional (rather 
than individual project) support in higher education, 
thus permitting colleges and universities a reasonable 
latitude in using Federal funds. 

Congress, however, considers that it can best 
determine what the nation's needs are, and how the 
taxpayer's money ought to be spent. Since there is 
never enough money to do everything that cries to 
be done, the choice between allocating Federal funds 
for cancer research or for classics is not a very diffi- 
cult one for the nation's political leaders to make. 

"The fact is," says one professor, "that we are 
trying to merge two entirely different systems. The 
government is the political engine of our democ- 
racy and must be responsive to the wishes of the 
people. But scholarship is not very democratic. You 
don't vote on the laws of thermodynamics or take a 
poll on the speed of light. Academic freedom and 
tenure are not prizes in a popularity contest." 

Some observers feel that such a merger cannot be 
accomplished without causing fundamental changes 
in colleges and universities. They point to existing 
academic imbalances, the teaching-versus-research 
controversy, the changing roles of both professor 
and student, the growing commitment of colleges 
and universities to applied research. They fear that 
the influx of Federal funds into higher education 
will so transform colleges and universities that the 
very qualities that made the partnership desirable 
and productive in the first place will be lost. 

The great technological achievements of the past 
30 years, for example, would have been impossible 
without the basic scientific research that preceded 
them. This research — much of it seemingly irrele- 
vant to society's needs — was conducted in univer- 

sities, because only there could the scholar find the 
freedom and support that were essential to his quest. 
If the growing demand for applied research is met 
at the expense of basic research, future generations 
may pay the penalty. 

One could argue — and many do — that colleges 
and universities do not have to accept Federal funds. 
But, to most of the nation's colleges and universities, 
the rejection of Federal support is an unacceptable 

For those institutions already dependent upon 
Federal dollars, it is too late to turn back. Their 
physical plant, their programs, their personnel 
are all geared to continuing Federal aid. 

And for those institutions which have received 
only token help from Washington, Federal dollars 
offer the one real hope of meeting the educational 
objectives they have set for themselves. 


owever distasteful the thought may 
be to those who oppose further Federal involvement 
in higher education, the fact is that there is no other 
way of getting the job done — to train the growing 
number of students, to conduct the basic research 
necessary to continued scientific progress, and to 
cope with society's most pressing problems. 

Tuition, private contributions, and state alloca- 
tions together fall far short of meeting the total cost 
of American higher education. And as costs rise, the 
gap is likely to widen. Tuition has finally passed the 
$2,000 mark in several private colleges and univer- 
sities, and it is rising even in the publicly supported 
institutions. State governments have increased their 
appropriations for higher education dramatically, 
but there are scores of other urgent needs competing 
for state funds. Gifts from private foundations, cor- 

porations, and alumni continue to rise steadily, but 
the increases are not keeping pace with rising costs. 

Hence the continuation and probably the enlarge- 
ment of the partnership between the Federal gov- 
ernment and higher education appears to be in- 
evitable. The real task facing the nation is to make 
it work. 

To that end, colleges and universities may have to 
become more deeply involved in politics. They will 
have to determine, more clearly than ever before, 
just what their objectives are — and what their values 
are. And they will have to communicate these most 
effectively to their alumni, their political representa- 
tives, the corporate community, the foundations, 
and the public at large. 

If the partnership is to succeed, the Federal gov- 
ernment will have to do more than provide funds. 
Elected officials and administrators face the awesome 
task of formulating overall educational and research 
goals, to give direction to the programs of Federal 
support. They must make more of an effort to under- 
stand what makes colleges and universities tick, and 
to accommodate individual institutional differences. 

.he taxpaying public, and particularly 
alumni and alumnae, will play a crucial role in the 

evolution of the partnership. The degree of their 
understanding and support will be reflected in future 
legislation. And, along with private foundations and 
corporations, alumni and other friends of higher 
education bear a special responsibility for providing 
colleges and universities with financial support. The 
growing role of the Federal government, says the 
president of a major oil company, makes corporate 
contributions to higher education more important 
than ever before; he feels that private support en- 
ables colleges and universities to maintain academic 
balance and to preserve their freedom and indepen- 
dence. The president of a university agrees: "It is 
essential that the critical core of our colleges and 
universities be financed with non-Federal funds." 

"What is going on here," says McGeorge Bundy, 
"is a great adventure in the purpose and perform- 
ance of a free people." The partnership between 
higher education and the Federal government, he 
believes, is an experiment in American democracy. 

Essentially, it is an effort to combine the forces 
of our educational and political systems for the com- 
mon good. And the partnership is distinctly Ameri- 
can — boldly built step by step in full public view, 
inspired by visionaries, tested and tempered by 
honest skeptics, forged out of practical political 

Does it involve risks? Of course it does. But what 
great adventure does not? Is it not by risk-taking 
that free — and intelligent — people progress? 

The report on this and the preceding 15 
pages is the product of a cooperative en- 
deavor in which scores of schools, colleges, 
and universities are taking part. It was pre- 
pared under the direction of the group listed 
below, who form editorial projects for 
education, a non-profit organization associ- 
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scope, not all statements necessarily reflect 
the views of all the persons involved, or of 
their institutions. Copyright © 1967 by Edi- 
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Managing Editor 

James A. Storer, dean of the faculty and professor of econom- 
ics, writes that life with Uncle has been mutually beneficial at 
Bowdoin and points to such activities and programs as the 
Summer Institutes, the Academic Year Institute in Mathemat- 
ics, and the research of faculty members and students as proof. 
Nor does he overlook the Hawthorne-Longfellow Library 
Building, financed in part by a federal government grant, 
Upward Bound, and the Fulbright Act, which twice enabled 
him to conduct research in the Philippines. An occasional con- 
sultant to the government, he spent his most recent leave as 
assistant to the director for economics in the U.S. Bureau of 
Commercial Fisheries. Dean Storer graduated from Bard Col- 
lege and took his advanced degrees at Harvard University. 

Bowdoin and Uncle 

In the preceeding pages readers of the Alumnus have 
been presented an extensive, but rather general, re- 
view of the relationships that have grown up between 
the federal government and institutions of higher 
learning in the United States— with the notable ex- 
ception of any discussion of the CIA. This insert, 
prepared for national distribution through alumni 
magazines, raises questions about the involvement of 
the federal government with Bowdoin College. 

As might be expected, the amount of money that 
Bowdoin has received under federal programs has 
been relatively slight, at least compared to the large 
universities with their multiplicity of specialized pro- 
grams and graduate schools. In the academic year 
1965-66, for instance, Bowdoin received federal grants 
and contracts to support various programs and activi- 
ties amounting to slightly more than $500,000. As a 
result of the Higher Education Facilities Act the Col- 
lege was awarded a grant of $388,000 to assist in the 
costs of the Hawthorne-Longfellow Library. Most of 
the grant was received last year. On the other hand, 
the total budget for the year exceeded $5 million. 
Some perspective about the relative role of federal 
funds is provided by the fact that the University of 
California receives more than one-half of its total in- 
come from the federal government. Even our neighbor 
Dartmouth College received in 1965-66 $5 million 
from the federal government, which accounted for 
approximately twenty-five percent of its total income 

for that year. In the case of Dartmouth it is clear, 
however, that graduate programs and particularly the 
medical program accounted for the large part of these 
federal receipts. 

The development of federal activities at Bowdoin 
has been relatively recent. Ten years ago a review of 
its financial statements revealed that there were only 
two grants from the federal government. These were 
to the department of physics from the National Science 
Foundation and amounted to $11,000. A few years 
later, however, the Summer Institutes for secondary 
school teachers sponsored by the National Science 
Foundation became a regular part of the Bowdoin 
scene. By 1961 federal grants and contracts awarded to 
the College amounted to almost a quarter of a million 
dollars. The total for 1966 of more than half a million 
dollars clearly represents a considerable growth, 
though the pattern has been erratic from year to year, 
particularly in the awarding of contracts and grants 
as distinct from the pattern of expenditures under 
these grants. 

From the beginning, the role played by the Na- 
tional Science Foundation has been a dominant one. 
In 1966 more than seventy-eight percent of the money 
awarded to the College from the federal government 
under various grants and contracts originated with the 
National Science Foundation. (See Table I.) Earlier 
this concentration was even greater inasmuch as in the 
preceeding five years the NSF accounted for all but 



thirteen percent of the total value of federal grants 
and contracts. 

Apart from the National Science Foundation, other 
federal agencies that have been reasonably regular 
sources of support for activities at the College include 
the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare as 
well as the Atomic Energy Commission. In this last 
year, however, the largest part of the $110,000 received 
from non-NSF agencies ($85,000) came from the 
Office of Economic Opportunity, which awarded Bow- 
doin a contract to carry out the first year of a two-year 
program for high school students, of which more will 
be said later on in this article. Given the greater scope 
and variety of federal programs in which institutions 
of higher education can participate, it is likely that 
the role of the National Science Foundation will be- 
come somewhat less important, at least in relative 

Just as there has been a concentration with respect 
to the source of the funds, there likewise has been 
something of a concentration in the disposition of the 
funds. As is indicated in Table I, the department of 
mathematics last year accounted for forty-nine per- 
cent of the value of all new contracts and grants re- 
ceived from the federal government. The department 
of biology accounted for sixteen percent, and the de- 
partment of chemistry for nine percent. Apart from 
the grant to support Upward Bound, this clearly left 
very little for other departments or activities within 
the College. This, of course, reflects to a large extent 
the pattern of interests and priorities that have been 
established by the federal government in its support of 
higher education. There recently has been demon- 
strated by the Congress and the Administration a 
greater breadth of interest, including a concern for the 
humanities with the establishment of the National 
Foundation on the Arts and Humanities. There has 
also been an interest in providing more support for the 
social sciences, either through existing agencies or 
through the creation of a new foundation. Nonetheless, 
it is likely that the role of the sciences and mathematics 
will continue to be the dominant one with respect to 
the receipt of federal support. 


The Summer Institutes 

. s far as the National Science Foundation is con- 
cerned, the largest single type of activity has been its 
support of the various Summer Institutes for secondary 
school teachers (See the data presented in Table II.) 
Summer Institutes have been made available in the 
departments of biology, chemistry, mathematics, and 
physics. There has also been a Summer Institute in 


Bowdoin College 

Federal Grants and Contracts Received 

Academic Year 1965-66 

(Thousands of Dollars) 



























General Education 








Upward Bound 













Bowdoin College 

NSF Grants by Category 

Academic Year 1965-66 

(Thousands of Dollars) 

Summer Institutes 


Academic Year Institute (Mathematics) 




Undergraduate Scientific Equipment 


Undergraduate Research 


Algebra Seminar 


Research Participation for College Teachers 


General Education— Sciences 





Bowdoin College 

Student Loans 

(Thousands of Dollars) 































the French language, supported by HEW. While these 
Summer Institutes may not have had much direct 
impact upon the undergraduates or their curriculum, 
they nonetheless have been of great value to the faculty 
members who have participated in them and to the 
College generally. More than 1,500 secondary school 
teachers from all over the country have obtained an 
understanding of Bowdoin College and they have in 
general acquired a high opinion of the faculty and 
the educational program of the College. The benefits 
of this greater interest in Bowdoin in terms of the re- 
cruitment of able undergraduates is considerable. 

Within the department of mathematics the Aca- 
demic Year Institute, which has been sponsored for a 
number of years by the National Science Foundation, 
has allowed ten students to be in residence throughout 
the year, building upon their previous Summer Insti- 
tutes and enabling them to acquire a master's degree 
from Bowdoin. This program has significant and di- 
rect impact upon the undergraduates. For one thing, 
AYI students are in classes of the undergraduates. 
They carry out their daily work in the mathematics 
department in Adams Hall. Furthermore, the avail- 
ability of the AYI program has made possible the 
strengthening of the mathematics department through 
the appointment of personnel the College would other- 
wise be unable to support. It has also allowed for a 
greater breadth and depth of symposia, colloquia, 
lectures, and library materials; of all which are avail- 
able to the undergraduates as well as to the AYI 

The mathematics department has also run another 
kind of summer program, built around the special 
capabilities of the mathematics faculty in algebra. 
Grants from the NSF have enabled them to hold 
algebra seminars in both the summers of 1965 and 
1966, while a third one is planned for this coming 
summer. The one last summer, for instance, concen- 
trated in number theory and class field theory and 
involved about 100 mathematicians from all over the 
country, ranging in experience from beginning grad- 
uate students to senior research specialists. During the 
six-week period the members lived in the Senior Center 
and attended a wide ranging series of lectures and semi- 
nars, while informal discussions apparently were main- 
tained from morning to night, whenever two mathe- 
maticians were together. 

Another important part of the grants received from 
the NSF, as well as some of the grants from other fed- 
eral agencies, have enabled the direct support of re- 
search on the part of various faculty members at Bow- 
doin. Though the College itself does have some money 
to support research, it is by no means adequate, par- 
ticularly in areas of the sciences where expensive pieces 

of equipment are often involved. The attainment and 
retention of an active and effective science faculty at a 
small liberal arts college such as Bowdoin increasingly 
depends upon the availability of such research con- 
tracts and facilities. 

A number of the departments in the sciences, as 
well as the mathematics department, have been able 
to provide research support to undergraduates for 
summer programs as well as enable the purchase of 
equipment that was needed to carry out this research 
activity. As is indicated in Table II, for instance, the 
College received in 1966 $33,000 that was made avail- 
able to support the undergraduate program. The 
grant for General Education in the Sciences was also 
used to fund the undergraduate research program. 

The extent and kind of assistance provided di- 
rectly to the undergraduates has recently been broad- 
ened. In the academic year 1965-66 the College re- 
ceived $9,000 under the Economic Opportunity Act 
to provide employment opportunities under the 
Work/Study Program for students whose family in- 
come so qualified them for this assistance. During the 
current academic year about thirty-six students are 
receiving assistance under this program. In addition, 
during the current year about thirty students are re- 
ceiving assistance in the form of Educational Oppor- 
tunity grants made available by the Higher Education 
Act of 1965. Approximately $19,000 is being received 
to support this phase of federal assistance to students. 


NDEA Loans 

.owever, by far the largest federal commitment of 
funds to assist students involves the loans that are 
made under the National Defense Education Act. As 
is indicated in Table III, the reliance of the College 
upon the NDEA loan program has greatly increased. In 
1961, out of a total student loan program of $95,000, 
about one-third was made available from NDEA funds. 
In the fiscal year 1966, however, of $193,000 in loans, 
$150,000 (or three-fourths) came from this federal pro- 
gram. This very significant support for students obvi- 
ously frees the College funds for other uses and is a 
crucial element in our ability to provide an adequate 
program of financial assistance to students who could 
not otherwise afford to attend the College. 

It would be a mistake to emphasize only the dollar 
amounts that the College has received from the federal 
government. This would do an injustice to some of the 
qualitative aspects and innovations that have resulted 
from federal support. The magnitude of the grant from 
the Office of Economic Opportunity to finance the Up- 
ward Bound program has already been indicated. This 



money made it possible for fifty high school sopho- 
mores, both boys and girls, from the five northern 
counties of Maine, to come to Bowdoin in the summer 
of 1966 for a six- week period. They will return again 
this summer. Bowdoin students and faculty members 
have been involved in this effort. These young people, 
from economically and culturally deprived areas, were 
offered a variety of learning and living experiences- 
most of which were new to them. During the session 
this summer, as well as the continuing work with them 
that will go on during their senior year in high school, 
it is hoped that a large number of them can be placed 
in some form of higher education. Efforts are also 
being made to provide support so that some of the 
young men from this and other Upward Bound pro- 
grams might attend Bowdoin. 

In quite another direction the College received 
during the current academic year a grant under the 
Higher Education Act of 1965 (Title I) that provided 
for the establishment of the Center for Resource 
Studies and financed this Center with a grant of about 
$46,000. The creation of the Center stems from the 
exciting and timely exhibit of photographs taken by 
John McKee, who had been on the faculty. This ex- 
hibit, held in the Museum of Art, and the excellent 
catalogue that was prepared for it, attracted so much 
attention that the Center was created to carry forward 
the implications of this exhibit of photographs in 
trying to find some solution for communities in Maine 
with respect to the problem of land use and the devel- 
opment of alternatives that might be available for the 
preservation and proper utilization of our coastal 
resources. The Center was able to sponsor a symposium 
this fall entitled The Maine Coast, Prospects and Per- 
spectives. The proceedings have already been published 
and the ideas brought forth are expected to be realized 
in the form of concrete proposals for further public 
and private action along the coast of Maine. 

Similarly the role of the Public Affairs Research 
Center should be noted. This Center, which represents 
a merging of the earlier established Bureau for Re- 
search in Municipal Government and the Center for 
Economic Research, has carried out a number of 
research projects and is planning an expanded program 
of activity. Most of the research projects carried out 
by the Center, either directly or indirectly, find the 
bulk of their support from the federal government. 
At present, for instance, research contracts totalling 
more than $75,000 are being fulfilled in the Center. 
Not only are faculty members involved in these re- 
search contracts, but they have provided an important 
source of employment for students during the academ- 
ic year and during the summer. 

There are other existing and prospective federal 

programs that have relevance to Bowdoin. The Ful- 
bright Act, which, in the years since its passage after 
World War II, has made it possible for a number of 
Bowdoin faculty members to travel, study, teach, and 
carry out research abroad. It has also been of assistance 
in financing travel to this country of a large number 
of teaching fellows, Bowdoin Plan students, and visit- 
ing professors to Bowdoin. In the near future one 
would hope that the International Education Act, 
passed in 1966 but awaiting an appropriation in the 
present session of Congress, would provide financial 
support for programs aimed at increasing students' 
understanding of other peoples, societies, and cultures. 
It is conceivable that a non- Western studies program 
at Bowdoin might receive at least some assistance from 
such legislation. It is also true that any development 
by Bowdoin of some form of graduate education be- 
yond the present AYI in mathematics would necessarily 
involve a significant degree of federal support. This 
assistance would hopefully embrace facilities, research 
programs, and provide direct assistance to students. 


Involvement Will Increase 

ne would expect, therefore, that the extent of 
federal involvement at Bowdoin will increase in the 
next few years. The record to date would indicate that 
such assistance has helped to meet some of the "bread 
and butter" aspects of the College and has enabled 
Bowdoin to embark upon a variety of programs of a 
qualitative and innovative sort that would otherwise 
have been totally lacking on the campus. The federal 
government, therefore, has made a distinct contribu- 
tion to the vitality and viability of the College. 

It should be noted, of course, that federal grants 
are not unrestricted. They are awarded for specific 
purposes that are of concern to the Congress and the 
Administration. In order to act intelligently in the 
face of these federal possibilities, Bowdoin must make 
sure of its own intentions and plans. It must not accept 
or be involved in federal programs merely because the 
money is there. In part this is so because most of these 
programs involve, directly of indirectly, some cost to 
the College. Furthermore, as the variety of programs 
increases, the matter of sorting out the likely and 
feasible avenues of federal support will become more 
complex. This in itself will involve a greater commit- 
ment of time and effort on the part of the College. 
With the proper degree of energy and thought it is 
clear that the purposes of the College and its desire 
for development can be joined to serve at least some 
of the many purposes of the government in its desire 
for the advancement of education in this country. 


Alumni Clubs 


Philip S. Wilder '23, assistant to the 
President and director of student aid, 
spoke at a lunch meeting of the club at 
Steckino's Restaurant on April 11. Ten 
alumni were present. A gift to the Haw- 
thorne-Longfellow Library in memory of 
Robert R. Schonland '21 was authorized. 


The Bowdoin Bachelors were the fea- 
ture attraction of a meeting of the club 
at the Havenwood Presbyterian Church, 
Lutherville, Md., on March 30. Eight 
alumni, four wives, two subfreshmen, and 
two schoolmen attended. The movie about 
Bowdoin recently produced by the news 
services office was also shown. 


Alumni Secretary Glenn K. Richards 
'60 and Junior Class President Donald C. 
Ferro were guests at a meeting of the 
club on April 12. Seven alumni and five 
wives attended the dinner meeting, which 
was at the Mayfair Inn in Syracuse. Fer- 
ro spoke, and the film produced by the 
news services office was shown. The fol- 
lowing were elected officers: Alan L. 
Gammon '43, president; Richard J. Curry 
'46, vice president; and Edward E. Hil- 
dreth '18, secretary-treasurer. Thomas R. 
Chapman '50 was elected honorary Alum- 
ni Council representative. 


Alumni Secretary Glenn K. Richards 
'60 and Coach of Hockey Sidney J. Wat- 
son were the guests at a meeting of the 
club on April 7. More than 30 persons, 
including alumni, subfreshmen and 
schoolmen, attended the evening meeting, 
which was held at the Broadhead Naval 
Armory in Detroit. The College's new 
movie, Environment for Learning, was 


Jim Scholefield '32, Barney Barton '50, 
George Paton '57, Kim Mason '58, John 
Charlton '44, and Tom Fairfield '53 
were hosts of a lunch for subfreshmen 
during the Christmas holiday. Jeff Rei- 
chel and Tom Bridgman, both of Min- 
neapolis and members of the Class of 
1970, were the speakers. Nine subfresh- 
men attended. 

The club held a meeting at the home 
of Tom Fairfield '53 on April 3. Alumni, 
their wives, and current applicants and 

their parents were invited. Guests from 
the College were Alumni Secretary Glenn 
K. Richards '60 and Coach of Hockey 
Sidney J. Watson. Another meeting was 
held at the Athletic Club in Minneapolis 
on April 5. Bowdoin's new film, Environ- 
ment for Learning, was shown at both of 
the meetings. 


Deans James A. Storer and Jerry Wayne 
Brown and their wives were the guests 
of the club's annual ladies' night at the 
Colonial Inn, Concord, Mass., on April 
27. Sixteen alumni and six parents of un- 
dergraduates attended. 


Nearly 60 alumni, their wives, and 
subfreshmen attended the annual dinner 
meeting of the club at the Barclay Build- 
ing on Feb. 4. President and Mrs. Coles 
were the guests of honor. The following 
were elected to office: Ronald A. Golz '56, 
president; J. Curtis Brewer '56, first vice 
president; John W. Church '54, second 
vice president; John A. Kreider '56, sec- 
retary-treasurer; Alan L. Baker '51, Alum- 
ni Council representative; and Peter J. 
O'Rourke '56, prospective students com- 
mittee chairman. 


Senior Class President Thomas H. Allen 
was the principal speaker at a lunch 
meeting of the club on Feb. 1. Some 35 
alumni attended the affair at the East- 
land Motor Hotel. Alumni Secretary 
Glenn K. Richards '60 was also a guest. 


Philip S. Wilder '23, assistant to the 
President and director of student aid, was 
the guest speaker at a meeting of the 
club on Feb. 15. Fifteen alumni attended 
the lunch meeting at the University Club 
in Providence. 

Robert C. Mellow, associate director of 
admissions, was the speaker at the club's 
April 10 lunch meeting. Sixteen alumni 
and one subfreshman attended. 


Convener Steve Rule '58, John Reynolds 
'58 and their wives entertained Roger 
Howell '58 of the history department 
when he was in St. Louis on Feb. 18. 


Executive Secretary E. Leroy Knight '50 
and his wife were the guests of a meet- 
ing of the club at the Holiday Inn in 
Burlington on April 14. 

Class News 

'04 i 

Wallace M. Powers 
37-28 80th Street 
ackson Heights, N. Y. 


President Coles invited George Burpee 
to represent Bowdoin at the inauguration 
of James A. Colston as president of Bronx 
Community College on April 23. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Wilbur Roberts, whose brother, 
George L. Roberts, died on March 6 at the 
age of 91. 


Archibald T. Shorey 
47 Hollywood Avenue 
Albany, N. Y. 12208 

Thanks, Cope, for your kinds words in 
the January Alumnus. I have just taken on 
another chore: to conduct a first aid course 
for a group of beautiful Girl Scout lead- 
ers. My worry is that they may ask for a 
course in rock climbing. 

Cope writes as of March 6 that our class 
is coming across well for the Alumni Fund, 
but no Money Bags have appeared as yet. 
Bowdoin needs all it can get. 

We've received word that Nida Cushing 
(Mrs. Ralph) is home from a trip to 
Hawaii and Japan. 

Frank Day writes, via the alumni office, 
that at 91 he enjoys good health after sev- 
eral operations. Frank has recently had 
published a small edition, My Book of 
Rhymes, containing experiences of fishing, 
nature poems, and thoughts on the phi- 
losophy of living. For some strange reason 
this reminded your secretary of the time 
a two-pound trout grabbed a big bumble 
bee right under his nose as he reached for 
a hook. Frank plans to attend commence- 
ment this June. 

A letter addressed to Paul Laidley has 
been returned. Address unknown. 

Mrs. James G. Finn (Blanche) is now 
Mrs. Ignatius A. O'Shaughnessy, and her 
new address is 335 Ocean Blvd., Golden 
Beach, Miami, Fla. She married on Nov. 
16 at St. Paul, Minn. Mr. O'Shaughnessy is 
president of the Globe Oil Co. 

John Woodruff wrote in February: "I 
retired from medical practice in March 
1965 on account of arthritis. I have 15 
grandchildren and seven great-grandchil- 
dren and will be 83 years old in a few 
days." John lives at 13 East St., Barre, Vt. 


Fred E. Smith 
9 Oak Avenue 
Norway 04268 

Members of 1906 and others will regret 
to learn of the death of Mrs. Alice Hast- 
ings Staples of Brunswick on April 23. She 
was the widow of Dr. Albert Staples. 

Members of 1906 and their friends will 
be sorry to learn of the death on April 15 
of Mrs. Mildred L. Soule, the widow of 
George Soule of our class. 



John W. Leydon 
Apartment L-2 
922 Montgomery Avenue 
Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010 

Katharine Drummond's grandson, Elec- 
trician's Mate Third Class Jeffrey D. Gil- 
man, returned last spring from combat 
duty off the coast of North Vietnam 
aboard the aircraft carrier Franklin D. 


Waldoboro 04572 

Since your scribe is usually a few jumps 
behind the Alumnus editor's deadline, 
these notes will reach you perhaps no later 
than June. 

A book fund in memory of Harold Hitz 
Burton has been established at the College 
by members of the Bowdoin Club of Wash- 
ington, D. C. Instrumental in creation of 
the fund was Ed Hudon '37, who served as 
assistant librarian of the Supreme Court 
from 1947 until 1966, when he was ap- 
pointed assistant U. S. district attorney for 
Maine. The income of the Burton Student 
Book Fund will be used to assist Bowdoin 
undergraduates in the purchase of books 
required for their courses. 

It was recently chronicled in the Port- 
land press that Reed Ellis had reached and 
celebrated 50 years of domestic bliss; that 
he and Mrs. Ellis, along with their three 
sons and daughters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. 
R. Hobart Ellis Jr. '39, Mr. and Mrs. Wil- 
liam Ellis, and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Ellis 
'44, had celebrated duly at an anniversary 
dinner in Portland. 

Dan Drummond, after 40 years with 
General Mills, retired in 1952. On July 18 
he will reach the four-score mark. . .a rel- 
atively young man. 

Then there is a bit of glory which we 
would be glad to borrow: Buz Brewster, 
a grandson of our senator classmate, in a 
mid-western college last fall, was listed as 
the lOth-ranking quarterback in the 
United States, with an average total offense 
of 204.5 yards a game, and a season total 
offense of 1,050 yards, 755 of them by pass- 
ing. He broke four of the college's passing 
records and led his team to a 7-1 record 
and the Prairie College Conference cham- 
pionship. He was the unanimous choice 
for conference all-star quarterback. Such 
a star would, I should think, be welcome 
at most colleges, especially if there were 
any that were unable to field a freshman 
hockey team. 

There have been quite a few nice letters, 
to wit, Bob Pennell, an expert snow-shov- 
eller on his Gorham ranch, and Paul New- 
man, who stuck his head out of his 
Chicago snow drift on Candlemas Day and 
discreetly decided to submerge again. We 
solicit your letters as a token of your in- 
terest and good will. 


E. Curtis Matthews 
59 Pearl Street 
Mystic, Conn. 06355 

Chet Boynton returned his card, but no 

news. I assume he has given up skating . . . 
no more figure 8's. 

Charlie and Frances Cary are on an ex- 
tended cruise to the southern Pacific. 
Watch out, Charlie, for those hula-hula 
girls in Tahiti! 

Harrison Chapman reports that his fa- 
mous parrot recently passed on. No doubt 
Chap will miss the "income for support 
of" Bill, the parrot. He says no more pets 
for him. 

John Crosby has taken over as class 
agent. Buster will have to go some to beat 
Sewall Webster's excellent record of class 
participation and funds raised. 

Clyde Deming has pole vaulted to new 
honors. He was honored last year with 
the gift of a portrait of himself through 
the generosity of the physicians he has 
trained. The oil was done by Dean Keller 
of Yale and unveiled at a special dinner 
and presented to Yale University. It hangs 
in the library of the surgery department. 
In addition Clyde was honored at a spe- 
cial dinner in Chicago. It was given by 
his colleagues in that area. Clyde is wholly 
retired from the practice of medicine ex- 
cept for writing prescriptions for his 
neighbors and friends. 

Herman Dreer is pastor of Kings Way 
Baptist Church, St. Louis. His daughter 
is a member of the honorary society of 
Phi Theta Lambda at Teachers College, 
Columbia University. 

Carleton Eaton spent the winter at Can- 
ton, N. Y., with his daughter. Her husband 
is a professor of chemistry at St. Lawrence 

Bob Hale is 100% for a liberal arts col- 
lege (re: January Alumnus) . He's worried 
about our $300 billion federal deficit. 

Harry Mac reports he has seven grand- 
children, one in the Air Force and one 
going to Bowdoin in the fall. 

Puss Newmann writes he is in excellent 
health and sends his best to all of his 

Clint Peters and Alice spent the winter 
in Florida. 

Charles Smith wrote in February: "No 
particular news. Compulsory retirement 
(a pain in the neck) from my activities 
of over 50 years has led me at 77 to open 
my own engineering business. Wife Rose; 
sons David and Donald; grandchildren 
Diana, Dixie, Debra, Cynthia, and Steven; 
great-grandson David are all hale and 
hearty and live within 50 miles." Charles's 
address is 1224 East Boston St., Altadena, 
Calif. 91001. 

Al Stone is in his 18th year as pastor of 
Prospect Hall Congregational Church. Al 
was recently guest of honor at the 75th 
anniversary of West Concord Union 
Church, where 50 years ago he began a 
record 20 year ministry at the church. He 
has been busy lately getting out a little 
volume of poems, which will contain, 
among other things, our class yell. 

Tommie Thompson reports all of his 
family is now back in the States. 

Ray Tuttle says that all is reasonably 
well. He's spending his summers at Cape 

Sewall Webster informs us that he was 

recently married to Grace Davis of St. 
Petersburg. He will bring his bride to the 
family estate at Georgetown this summer. 

Cony Weston winters in Florida, springs 
and falls in Ohio, summers in Maine. Cony 
sure does follow the birds around. 

Our sincere sympathy goes to Earl 
(Gramp) Wing in the loss of his wife 
Inez. Gramp writes, "Watching with in- 
terest any progress the federal government 
makes in its policy of everything for every- 
body (before they get to Heaven) ." 


Ernest G. Fifield 

351 Highland Avenue 

Upper Montclair, N. J. 07043 

George Graham continues to live at 
Rogerson House, 434 Jamaicaway, Boston, 
where he does some reading and recording 
for two Boston research units. In April he 
wrote, "Things surely on the up and ex- 
pand in the whole Morgan Memorial pic- 
ture, and the splendid youthful workers 
are so inspiring." George is 84 years old. 


William A. MacCormick 
114 Atlantic Avenue 
Boothbay Harbor 04538 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Allan Woodcock, whose wife, 
Priscilla, died on April 28. 

13 k 

uther G. Whittier 
.F.D. 2 
Farmington 04938 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Laurence Crosby, whose sister, 
Mrs. Priscilla C. Woodcock, the wife of 
Allan Woodcock '12, died on April 28. 

Paul Douglas has been elected chairman 
of the board of trustees of Freedom House. 
In February he was named the 1967 win- 
ner of the annual Freedom Award, pre- 
sented to a person who has significantly 
advanced human rights anywhere in the 

Winthrop Greene wrote a long and 
pleasant letter to Fletcher Twombly. 
Fletcher was kind enough to pass it along 
to us in February. In it Winthrop sum- 
marized his visit to the United States from 
June 28 to Nov. 30, 1966. "I drove in 
rented cars myself a total of 5,000 odd 
miles. Drove in other private cars over 
1,200 miles, went by train about 1,100 
miles by plane some 9,000 miles, packed 
and unpacked 47 times. . .and heard about 
65 operas and concerts. I saw and had 
conversations with over 500 friends and 
acquaintances and held telephone con- 
versations with many more." Winthrop is 
now back in Austria, at Turkenstrasse 19, 
1090 Wien. 

Albert Parkhurst wrote in April to say 
that he had retired from medical practice. 


Alfred E. Gray 
Francestown, N. H. 03043 

Two of our class are not in good health. 
Brown wrote in February: "I haven't been 


out of the house since before Christmas. 
Colds, old age, and what have you." In 
spite of this Lew is carrying on in his 
usual efficient way as class agent. 

In April Phil Pope reported: "I'm laid 
up all right. . . .Yesterday my doctor told 
me the bone [femur] seems to be cleared 
up but he wants to wait at least two weeks 
to be sure before operating. I expect to go 
home [from the hospital] on pass tomor- 
and spend the two weeks there. . . .Aside 
from that I am disgustingly healthy and 
able to hold my own with any of my con- 
temporaries. My hair is still dark and I 
pass for several years younger than I am." 
Phil was 79 last October. 

Edward Snow of Ardmore, Pa., has been 
made chairman of the board of trustees of 
Old Merion Academy in Cynwyd, Pa. 
Founded in 1812, it is one of the oldest 
free schools in the country. 


Harold E. Verrill 
Ocean House Road 
Cape Elizabeth 04107 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Brainerd Adams, whose wife, 
Evangeline, died on Jan. 31. 

Pat Koughan '43 wrote in January and 
said that his father, Paul, was in good 
health. Paul is a registered representative 
with the national investment firm of West- 
america Securities Inc. He enjoys commut- 
ing daily from his attractive apartment in 
Leisure World (Seal Beach, Calif.) to his 
Long Beach office. 

Spike MacCormick is serving as consul- 
tant to Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller of 
Arkansas in the reform and reorganiza- 
tion of the State Penitentiary, which in 
the correctional field is considered the 
worst prison in the country. He is also 
serving as chief consultant to a state com- 
mission established by the legislature to 
make a thorough study of the penitentiary 
and of probation and parole services 
throughout the state. 

President Coles invited George Talbot 
to represent Bowdoin at the centennial 
convocation of Johnson C. Smith Univer- 
sity, Charlotte, N. C, on April 7. 


Edward C. Hawes 
180 High Street 
Portland 04101 

Wallace Canney writes of his bucolic 
life in Connecticut where he has been 
pastor of the North Westchester Congre- 
gational Church for 46 years. Ever the stu- 
dent, he reads extensively; ever the schol- 
ar, he reads selectively; ever the human- 
itarian, he does boundless good in the 
many activities in which he and Mrs. 
Canney participate. 

Ted Hawes has returned after spending 
the winter in Mexico. 

Ralph Parmenter wrote us a pleasant 
letter in February. In it he outlined some 
of his recent activities with the Fellowship 
of Retired Men at the Trinity Methodist 
Church in Springfield, Mass. Ralph is 
secretary-treasurer of the group, which has 
a membership of 198. 


Noel C. Little 

Hollins College, Va. 24020 

Currently our commencement registra- 
tion totals 64—51 classmates and families, 
seven invited guests (including Mrs. Edith 
Sills and Professors Catlin, Van Cleve and 
Gross) , and six class widows. 

The champagne testing panel has made 
its selection and the "product of France" 
has been especially ordered for your sip- 
ping pleasure by the Maine State Liquor 
Commission. The genuine Rochefort 
cheese was ordered way back and should 
be arriving on the next steamer. 

One of America's smartest jazz bands 
has been engaged to blow open the doors 
of 1917's hospitality house at high noon 
on Thursday, June 8. You'll kick yourself 
if you miss this spectular event. Their 
speciality is loud, fast, riproaring musical 
dynamite. It pleases and astounds the ear 
in the exact same way a burst of spectacu- 
lar fireworks astonishes the eye. You'll 
hear "Ohs" and "Ahs" galore. We were 
lucky to find them on an eastern tour. 

Sturdy porch rockers for your relaxing 
convenience come to us through the cour- 
tesy of John D. Brooks, owner of Newagen 

Here are some of the girls and boys who 
will be on campus come June: Ike and 
Eleanor Webber, Noel and Marguerite 
Little, "Pokey" and Isabelle Pierce, Helen 
Bartlett, Leon and Hazel Babcock, Walt 
and Katharine Fenning, Hildred Fuller, 
"Winkey" and Anna Wight, Chet Maguire 
and his niece Anna Birdsong, Hilda Jacob 
and daughter, Ned and Helene Humphrey, 
Eddie and Eva Bond and Eddie's sister 
Helen McHugh, Dave and Bobbie Lane, 
Clarence and Marie Gregory, Eddie and 
Anne Blanchard, Helena Stone, Sid and 
Dorothy Dalrymple, Don and Ruth Phil- 
brick, Irene Stride, Bob and Jeannia Fill- 
more, Larry Marston, Fred Bartlett, Marc 
and Priscilla Sutcliffe, Harold and Dorothy 
Sampson, Catherine True, Fred and Eliza- 
beth Willey, Clarence and Helen Crosby, 
Frank Noyes, Percy Crane, Carroll and 
Florence Lovejoy, Roland Cobb, Carl and 
Lilian Kuebler, Earle Cook and his sister 
Eveline, Erik Achorn, Arthur Chapman. 

Here's the best news yet! Don and Ruth 
Philbrick have graciously invited the en- 
tire 1917 family for a buffet supper at 
their lovely Cape Cottage home on Thurs- 
day, June 8. Don't worry about transpor- 
tation, you'll get it deluxe, direct from 
1917 headquarters. 

Ralph Thayer's widow, Helen, wrote 
in March: "No special news. I bought a 
small home near our son, R. Bruce II, 
and am thankful to be able to keep up 
my many activities. I am hoping that my 
grandson J. B. Thayer may go to Bowdoin 
this fall." 


Lloyd O. Coulter 
Nottingham Square Road 
Epping, N. H. 03042 

ruary to say that he and his wife are both 
well and enjoying their retirement. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Roderick Pirnie, whose brother, 
W. Bruce Pirnie, died on Feb. 10. 

Dr. Paul Young plans to retire at the 
end of the summer from his position at 
the Testing and Guidance Center at Texas 
Christian University. He was recently 
voted a life fellowship in the American 
Orthopsychiatric Association and has been 
invited to be an honored guest at the 
American Psychological Association's 75th 
anniversary meeting, to be held in Sept- 
ember in Washington, D. C. 

In April Paul wrote, "After retirement 
I plan to get busy improving the land, 
by irrigation, of one of the miniscule 
farms (13 acres) I own. I'm planting trees 
and shrubs, pecans in the shell, and acorns 
in the coat." 


Donald S. Higgins 
78 Royal Road 
Bangor 04401 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to fhepley Paul, whose sister, Mrs. 
Lena P. Atwood, the widow of Harrison 
Atwood '09, died on April 2. 


Louis B. Dennett 
Chebeague Island 04017 

Members of 1920 will regret to learn of 
the death on Jan. 3 of Elmer Boardman's 
widow, Olive. 

Leland Goodrich has been appointed 
the James T. Shotwell Professor of Inter- 
national Relations at Columbia Univer- 
sity effective July 1. The Shotwell chair 
recently has been changed from a profes- 
sorship in history to one in international 
relations. Lee wrote us: "Our best to all. 
We are sailing for Italy on April 21." 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Alexander Henderson, whose 
wife, Eva, died on Feb. 9. 


Hugh Nixon 

12 Damon Avenue 

Melrose, Mass. 02176 

Dwight Libby, who retired from school 
work in the fall of 1961, wrote in Feb- 

As always, the class secretary solicits 
news items from classmates. Don't be shy; 
tell your goings-on. 

Hilliard Hart writes that he and his 
wife were in western Michigan at Christ- 
mas and spent a couple of days with Hal 
Beach in Grand Rapids, 150 miles from 
the Harts' home in Detroit. 

Nick Nixon attended a meeting of the 
Legislative Council of the American As- 
sociation of Retired Persons in Washing- 
ton, D. C, in January. He'd be glad to 
send information about this very useful 
organization to any classmate who could 
dig up $2 for membership, which includes 
your spouse. You don't have to be retired. 
Age 55 is the basic requirement, and you 
all meet it! 

With the death of Bob Schonland, Al 
Benton has been elevated from vice chair- 
man to chairman of our 50th reunion. 


Alex Standish, our worthy class agent 
for the Alumni Fund, reported a four- 
week trip with his wife to Surinam and 
Tobago. Guess he got fed up with winter 
weather in Canterbury, N. H. 

Larry Willson has retired from the prac- 
tice of law, we hear, but is active as chair- 
man of the board of the Bank of Sussex 
County, N. J. Also he operates a large 
dairy farm. The bank is a $40 million 
operation; the farm somewhat smaller. 
Remember how lawyers had farms way 
back in Roman history? His wife is now 
well after an illness. Good! 

Albert R. Thayer 
40 Longfellow Avenue 
Brunswick 04011 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Montelle Harmon, whose wife, 
Helen, died on April 18. 

Francis Sleeper is in his fifth year of 
retirement. He is currently serving on the 
board of directors of the Augusta General 
Hospital and as a consultant to the Maine 
Department of Mental Health and Cor- 


Philip S. Wilder 
12 Sparwell Lane 
Brunswick 04011 

Larry Allen wrote in April from Italy 
saying that he and Ruth were "enjoying 
a Flying Dutchman tour of Europe this 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Warren Bean, whose father, L. L. 
Bean of Freeport, founder and president 
of L. L. Bean Inc., world famous sporting 
goods and clothing mail order firm there, 
died on Feb. 5. 

Montgomery Kimball is enjoying his 
retirement. He joined an Airstream Cara- 
van for an interesting tour of western 
Canada. Then he took a trip through 
western Mexico. He is looking for a small 
home to retire to. 

Wallace Putnam wrote in March to sav 
that he was doing nicely following surgery 
a month earlier. 


F. Erwin Cousins 
17 Roscdale Street 
Portland 04103 

Dr. Luman Woodruff's son, Dr. Alan 
Woodruff '58, is a captain in the Air Force 
and is stationed at Sewart AFB, Tenn. 


William H. Gulliver Jr. 
30 Federal Street 
Boston, Mass. 02110 

President Coles invited Ed Fletcher to 
represent the College at the inauguration 
of Leonard Holloway as president of Mary 
Hardin-Baylor College on April 25. 

Horace Hildreth was invited by Presi- 
dent Coles to represent Bowdoin at the 
inauguration of Joseph Wightman as pres- 
ident of Erskine College, Due West, S. C, 
on April 29. 

Walter MacCready is enjoying his re- 

tirement. Last June he moved to Peter- 
borough, N. H. 

President Coles invited Don MacKinnon 
to represent Bowdoin at the inauguration 
of John Summerskill as president of San 
Francisco State College on May 2. 

About 200 people attended a dinner in 
January honoring Newell Townsend who 
was retiring as Syracuse (N. Y.) Chamber 
of Commerce Safety Council manager. 


Albert Abraham son 
O. Box 157 
runswick 04011 

Earl Cook and his wife, with another 
couple, promoted an evening of Baroque 
chamber music on Feb. 5. Earl arranged 
for a string quartet from the New Eng- 
land Conservatory to play in the ballroom 
of the home of Dr. and Mrs. J. D. C. Go- 
wans on Chestnut St., Salem, Mass. About 
70 friends interested in chamber music 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Charlie Cutter, whose mother, 
Mrs. Clara Holmes Cutter, died in April 
in Nashua, N. H. 

Eldon Gray, who taught for nearly three 
years at Brisbane State High School in 
Australia, is now teaching at J. R. Robson 
High School, Vermilion, Alberta, Canada. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to William Holway, whose mother, 
Mrs. Agnes Chase Holway, died on Feb. 17. 


George O. Cutter 
618 Overhill Road 
Birmingham, Mich. 48010 

Hodding Carter has purchased the Peli- 
can Publishing Co. of New Orleans. 

Joe Kohler wrote in January: "Our 
daughter Barbara is engaged to Norman 
D. Fritzberg, a classmate at R.I.T. We 
are also grandparents. Christopher and 
Janice Kohler have three children, John, 
Elizabeth and Thomas." 


William D. Alexander 
Middlesex School 
Concord, Mass. 01742 

At our age, when most of us have re- 
tired from exercise to a comfortable chair 
and the boob tube, Whit Case is playing 
as an infielder Liniment League in St. 
Petersburg. He was the regular shortstop 
last year. 

Ted and Evie Fuller were spending a 
few days at Hilton Head Island, S. C, late 
last fall and ran into Phil Bachelder, our 
noted paper tycoon. Phil has built a house 
at Hilton Head which Ted says is within 
a chip shot of the 14th green. The Fullers 
and the Bachelders had several hot match- 
es on the course and good fun at the 19th 
hole. Phil's office is now in Mexico City 
where he is responsible for the Central 
and South American activities of the 
Kimberly-Clark Corp. 

Clarence Johnson retired from the Tele- 
phone Co. at the end of last year. He had 
been with the firm for 38% years. He has 
left the Washington, D. C, area and has 

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returned to Topsham where he is living 
at 16 Elm St. His youngest son, Paul, ac- 
companied him and transferred to Bruns- 
wick High School as a sophomore. 

Dick Thayer wrote in March: "Was 
again elected chairman of the School Com- 
mittee. . . .Daughter Joan, who graduates 
from Centenary this spring, has been ac- 
cepted for a year's study in Spain next 
fall, through Colorado Woman's College, 
and will spend her fourth year in Col- 
orado. Whit Case is playing handball in 
St. Petersburg, and Ellie and I are going 
to Bermuda on April 25 to do a little 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Paul Tiemer, whose sister, Mrs. 
Gertrude Tiemer-Wille, died on March 20. 


LeBrec Micoleau 
eneral Motors Corporation 
775 Broadway 
New York, N. Y. 10019 

Charles Dunbar has retired from his 
position with the Fiduciary Trust Co. in 
New York City. 

Gorham Scott has been elected senior 
vice president of Oxford Paper Co. He is 
also vice president and a director of Rum- 
ford Falls Power Co. and treasurer and 
director of Nashwaak Pulp and Paper Co. 
Ltd., both wholly owned subsidiaries of 


H. Philip Chapman Jr. 
75 Pleasantview Avenue 
Longmeadow, Mass. 01106 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Emerson Bullard, whose wife, 
Helen, died last February. 

Carter Lee is continuing as assistant at- 
torney general under the new Massachu- 
setts attorney general, Elliot Richardson. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Richard Mallett, whose brother, 
Emery L. Mallett '23, died on Feb. 5. 

Lt. Col. Frederick Ward, following his 
retirement from the Army, entered Suf- 
folk University Law School, received his 
LL.B. degree there, and is now practicing 
law in Machias. 


Rev. Albert E. Jenkins 
1301 Eastridge Drive 
Whittier, Calif. 90602 

Artine Artinian recently took his first 
flight across the Atlantic after nearly 50 
crossings by ship. He spent three weeks 
in Paris before going to Mexico for the 

John Dudley is still a district court 


judge in Calais. His daughter Susan grad- 
uates from Colby in June. 

Brewster Fuller's oldest son Kent expects 
to receive a master's degree from North- 
western in June. Second son Bill is finish- 
ing his junior year at St Lawrence. 


Harland E. Blanchard 
195 Washington Street 
Brewer 04412 

Bob Grant and Kyoko Akiyama married 
on April 3. Their address is Muromachi 
Dori, Imadegawa-agaru, Kami-Kyo-Ku, 
Kyoto City, Japan. Bob continues to 
teach English at Doshisha University. 

Stanko Guldescu is now a football coach 
at Fayetteville (N. C.) State College. 

Public Utilities Fortnightly published 
in its Feb. 6 issue an article by Lincoln 
Smith entitled "Hydro Potentialities for 
Eastern Canada and United States." 

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ichard M. Boyd 
16 East Elm Street 
Yarmouth 04096 

The Ed Ameses of Fort Wayne, Ind., 
recently returned from a vacation trip to 
Rio via Trinidad, Brazilia, and Caracas. 
They went with an Indianapolis travel 
group which owns an airplane. Ed has a 
seven year old granddaughter and a five 
year old grandson. 

President Coles invited Newton Chase 
to represent Bowdoin at the inauguration 
of Robert E. Hill as president of Chico 
(Calif.) State College on May 20. 

Class Agent Carl Gerdsen, who came up 
with the suggestions last fall that a few 
former nonsupporters of the Alumni Fund 
try a change of heart and that those reg- 
ulars who could should try doubling-up 
this year, has been pleasantly surprised 
with the response these suggestions are 

Davis Low took a six-day cruise to Ber- 
muda and Nassau in March to escape the 
"arctic weather." 

Ted Steele, who has been with Benton 
& Bowles advertising agency for some 30 
years, has been named its board chair- 
man. Previously he was one of the agen- 
cy's three executive vice presidents and 
was in charge of foreign operations. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Hall Stiles, whose mother, Mrs. 
Lulu F. Stiles, died on April 22. 


Very Rev. Gordon E. Gillett 
3601 North North Street 
Peoria, 111. 61604 

Jim Bassett is at work on a new novel, 
The Sky Suspended, which he hopes will 
be published in the spring of 1968. The 
setting is Vietnam. When he wrote in 
March, he said that he was just back from 
a four-week fact finding tour of the Mid- 
dle East for the Los Angeles Times, of 
which he is the editorial pages director. 

Mr. and Mrs. John Gazlay's son, John 
'65, is a second lieutenant at Fort Gordon, 
Ga. He graduated last year from Rutgers 
with an M.B.A. and was working for Ar- 

thur Young & Co. in New York City be- 
fore entering the service. The Gazlays' 
daughter Lee is a junior at Wheelock Col- 
lege and will be editor of the yearbook 
next year. 

Rodney Hackwell wrote in April: "My 
daughter Gina graduates in June 1967 
from Fisher Junior College and will start 
working for the State Street Bank and 
Trust Co., Boston, on July 3. This past 
spring Gina and part of her class toured 
England, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, 
and France." 

John Hickox is now associated with 
Palm & Patterson Advertising Agency in 
Cleveland. His daughter Judith, who grad- 
uated from Wellesley in 1965, is married 
and taking an M.A. in political science 
at the University of Michigan. Her hus- 
band Rodger Hybels is a graduate of 
M.I.T. and is in his third year of medicine 

Four flags have flown over Arizona 
through three centuries— those of 
Spain, Mexico, the Confederacy 
(but briefly) , and the United States 
of America. 

At every opportunity there is a 
showing of fifth colors at 1717 
North Justin Lane, Tucson. Oppor- 
tunity is provided whenever an- 
other Bowdoin alumnus drops in to 
drink to Old Bowdoin with the 
John W. Trotts. 

John is a member of the Class 
of 1933. His wife Virginia is more 
than just the distaff side of a Bow- 
doin family. She and John were 
married the summer of 1930. She 
went to Bowdoin with John during 
his last three years. 

He is with Hughes Aircraft in 
Tucson, has been since he and Vir- 
ginia moved there 11 years ago. 

Their three daughters are now 
married and have homes of their 
own. The Trotts have four grand- 
sons and two granddaughters. 

Their son Charles will complete 
work for a master's degree in spe- 
cial education in June at Northern 
Arizona University, Flagstaff, where 
he took his B.S. 

— F. Erwin Cousins '24 

at Michigan. John's daughter Linda is a 
sophomore at Connecticut College for 
Women, and Wendy, a senior at Shaker 
Heights High School, plans to attend 
Hillsdale (Mich.) College in the fall. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Eric Loth, whose mother, Mrs. 
S. Maude Loth, died on April 13. 

Carleton Wilder is no longer in Tucson, 
according to a note received from Red 
Cousins '24. Wrote Red: "He has given up 
his job here to join the Arizona Depart- 
ment of Health as chief of its division of 
alcoholism and mental health. I should 
look him up? He quit Tucson as head of 
its Children's Home." 


Paul E. Sullivan 

2920 Paseo Del Mar 

Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. 90275 

President Coles invited John Hayward 
to represent Bowdoin at the centennial 
convocation of Lebanon Valley College on 
April 8. 

Joe Hoyt, who is a professor of geog- 
raphy at Southern Connecticut State Col- 
lege, is the author of Man and the Earth, 
which was published in a revised edition 
in March by Prentice-Hall Inc. 


Hubert S. Shaw 
Admission Office 
Bowdoin College 
Brunswick 04011 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to John Davis, whose brother, 
George R. Davis '35, died on Feb. 7. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Arnold Goodman, whose father, 
William Goodman, died on April 16. 

Bob Hatch has moved to 40 Dunster 
Road, Needham, Mass. 

Phil Pearson wrote in April: "Am pres- 
ently serving as secretary of the Bowdoin 
Club of the Connecticut Shore. Our 
daughter Joanne is entering Westbrook 
Junior College in September. We hope to 
visit the campus when we visit Portland 
in September." 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Bill Soule, whose brother, Dr. 
Gilmore W. Soule '30, died on March 30. 


William S. Burton 

1144 Union Commerce Building 

Cleveland, Ohio 44114 

Richard Baker is a senior consultant 
with the employee benefit consulting di- 
vision of Peat, Marwick Mitchell in Phil- 
adelphia. His daughter, Carol, is married 
and has given birth to a son. Another 
daughter, Alison, is a senior at Penn State, 
and son Rusty is with the First Cavalry 
in Vietnam. 

George Bass has been named chairman 
of the educational and fund-raising com- 
mittee of the Maine Division of the Amer- 
ican Cancer Society. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Dalton announced 
on March 2 the engagement of their 
daughter, Mary Ellen, to Steven Tomeo of 
Hackettstown, N. J. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 


BASS '37 

pathy to Walter Kearin, whose mother, 
Mrs. Florence L. Kearin, died on Feb. 8. 

Ernie Lister has been elected president 
of the International Aviation Club of 
Washington, D. C. He is special assistant 
to the secretary of the newly created De- 
partment of Transportation. 

Allen Tucker wrote in April to say that 
his daughter Marcia, a member of the 
class of 1966 at Westbrook Junior Col- 
lege, planned to marry Lt. (jg) Frank 
Herron, a naval aviator on the carrier 
Wasp, on May 20. Al's son, Allen Jr. 
(Wesleyan '63) , is leaving the Norton Co. 
to study for a master's degree in computor 
science at Northwestern. He begins his 
studies in September. 


Andrew H. Cox 
50 Federal Street 
Boston, Mass. 02110 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Hovey Burgess, whose father, H. 
Hovey Burgess, died on Feb. 5. 

Ken Gray is in his 18th year as minister 
of the First Congregational Church of 
South Paris. 

Roy Gunter has been promoted to the 
rank of professor of physics by the Col- 
lege of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. 

Brewster and Prue Rundlett proudly an- 
nounce the birth of their first grandson, 
Mark Andrew Minton, on Feb. 25. The 
child is the son of their daughter Victoria 
and her husband, Jack N. Minton, of Mc- 
Coy AFB, Fla. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to David Soule, whose brother, Dr. 
Gilmore W. Soule '30, died on March 30. 

Vincent Welch has established the Ar- 
thur D. and Francis J. Welch Scholarship 
Fund which will provide financial assis- 
tance for Bowdoin students during their 
undergraduate careers and which may also 
be continued to assist them in advanced 
studies for professional or graduate de- 
grees. The scholarship is named in honor 
of his father, a member of the Class of 
1912, and in the memory of his late uncle, 
a member of the Class of 1903. Recipients 
are to be chosen from among candidates 
who are qualified by academic achieve- 
ment and financial need and who demon- 
strate competitive spirit by participation 
in intercollegiate athlttics, as well as in 
other ways, to the extent of their ability. 

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Ingersoll Arnold has been re-elected 

president of the Yale Club of New Hamp- 
shire, according to a note we recently re- 
ceived from him. Earlier he wrote, and we 
somehow neglected to mention, that his 
daughter, Anne, who is studying art in 
Florence, Italy, helped clean up statuary 
and art objects following the floods. "It 
was a terrific experience for her," he 

Dick Carland has been appointed as 
account executive and coordinator of pub- 
lic relations and publicity activities for 
Hayden Advertising Inc., Montclair, N. J. 

Ross McLean has been promoted to the 
rank of professor of medicine by the 
Emory University Medical School. 

The Rev. Bob Martin has become rector 
of All Saints' Episcopal Church in Gre- 
nada, Miss. 

Col. John Nichols retired from the Air 
Force last August after more than 25 years 
of service. He is now assistant to the asso- 
ciate director of the Military Assistance 
Institute, Arlington, Va., a subsidiary of 
the American Institutes for Research. 
John's home address is 6027 Orris St., Mc- 
Lean, Va. 22101. 

Bob Woodworth is librarian of the Bu- 
reau of Highway Traffic at Yale Univer- 
sity in New Haven, Conn. 


Neal W. Allen Jr. 
186 Park Street 
Newton, Mass. 02158 

Jeffrey Gilman's son, Electrician's Mate 
Third Class Jeffrey D. Gilman, returned 
last spring from combat duty off the coast 
of North Vietnam aboard the aircraft car- 
rier Franklin D. Roosevelt. 

Col. Tom Lineham is stationed at the 
Pentagon with the Joint Chiefs staff. In 
the after hours he is working on a master 
of library science at Catholic University. 
His son Tony (9) is a Bear rank Cub 

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ohn L. Baxter Jr. 
603 Atwater Street 
Lake Oswego, Ore. 97034 

In March Bob Bell applied for a patent 
on a stopwatch which correlates words per 
minute and time elapsed. "They will be 
useful in testing and measuring progress 
in such areas as reading speeds, shorthand, 
and typing speeds," he wrote. 

Fred Blodgett is a professor of pediat- 
rics at Marquette University School of 

Indiana University Press earlier this year 
published Edmund Husserl's The Phe- 
nomenology of Internal Time-Conscious- 
ness, which was translated from German 
into English by Spencer Churchill. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Line Grindle, whose father, Wade 
L. Grindle, died on Feb. 4. 

Coburn Marston has retired from the 
Marines after nearly 25 years of service 
and is living at 1600 South Joyce St., Apt. 
C-402, Arlington, Va. 22202. He is present- 
ly working for the federal systems division 
I.B.M. as a staff systems analyst. 

President Coles invited Bill Osher to 
represent Bowdoin at the inauguration of 
Granville Oral Roberts as president of 
Oral Roberts University on April 2. 


John F. Jaques 
312 Pine Street 
South Portland 04106 

John Abbott was invited by President 
Coles to represent Bowdoin at the inaugu- 
ration of Glenn L. McConagha as pres- 
ident of Blackburn College, Carlinville, 
111., on April 22. 

Dr. George Altman is practicing internal 
medicine in Brookline, Mass. He's also a 
clinical associate in medicine at the Har- 
vard Medical School. His daughter expects 
to graduate from Brandeis in June. 

Pat Koughan wrote in January to say 
that he was moving the offices of Patrick 
F. Koughan & Associates. Financial & Cor- 
porate Public Relations, from Los Angeles 
to 174 North Cannon Drive, Beverly Hills, 
on Feb. 1. Pat's wife Virginia was pleased 
to receive a gift from President Coles for 
her work as "manager" of the Bowdoin 
Club of Los Angeles during the period 
that Pat was president. 

Since becoming head of the United 
Nations Postal Administration Bob Max- 
well has been busy speaking before many 
groups. Eddie Blanchard '17 had the honor 
of introducing him at a gathering of Zeta 
Psi at the Yale Club in New York on Jan. 
17 "Ed was the only confessed stamp col- 
lector there, but hopefully I made a con- 
version or two," Bob wrote the next day. 
Bob has also been named to the board of 
governors of the Business Men's Club of 
the Y.M.C.A., "where I swim, sun and 
steam and do an occasional push-up." 

John Mitchell wrote in March: "In 
February I was promoted to full professor 
and made director of the writers' work- 
shops that the University of Massachu- 
setts offers each summer on Nantucket 


Ross Williams 
23 Alta Place 
Yonkers, N. Y. 10710 

Classmates will be happy to learn that 
Gregg Brewer's health is better now than 
it has been at any time in the past three 
years. Gregg wrote in April: "Natalie and 
I are deeply involved in life here at Camp- 
hill Village Copake, N. Y. Anyone interest- 
ed in seeing this experiment in community 
living with the mentally handicapped, 
please come and visit. Call A. C. 518 
329-2728. Our son John Michael and I 
were much impressed on a recent visit to 
Brunswick. Michael has been accepted for 
next fall's freshman class." 

Doug Carmichael wrote in March: "Af- 
ter a two-year stint on St. Lawrence's com- 
mittee on aims and objectives of the 
college, including much discussion of 
whether we should have any graduate 
work, I am looking forward to a sabbatical 
next year." 

Bob Livingston has joined Upjohn's 
chemical sales unit, Kalamazoo, Mich. 

George Morrison evidently feels out- 


numbered. In late January he wrote: 
"There are a number of University of 
Maine men coming to this area. Why 
don't some of you Bowdoin men come?" 
George lives in Covington, Va., at 3068 
South Wildwood Driye. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Allan and John Woodcock, whose 
mother, Mrs. Prisciila C. Woodcock, died 
on April 28. 


Thomas R. Huleatt, M.D. 

54 Belcrest Road 

West Hartford, Conn. 06107 

Tom Bartlett has moved the Chicago 
district sales office of General Refractories 
Co. from the downtown area to Home- 
wood, a southern suburb. "It's much 
closer to home," he says. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Bob Crozier, whose father, Joseph 
B. Crozier, died on March 16. 

Farmer Kern's son, Stephen, who was to 
graduate from Deering High School in 
Portland in June, has been selected as a 
Bowdoin College Merit Scholar and will 
be a member of the Class of 1971. 

Dr. Harold Lee has been assistant su- 
perintendent of the Medfield State Hos- 
pital for the past ten years. He is also an 
assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at 
Boston University School of Medicine and 
is director of a federally funded ($500,000) 
program for rehabilitation of the chron- 
ically ill mental patient. When he is not 
busy with these jobs, he spends his time 
as director of psychiatric residency train- 
ing at Medfield State Hospital and as 
acting director of the psychiatric outpa- 
tient department at the Newton-Wellesley 
Hospital. Harold's family consists of his 
wife Annette and four boys, Jeff (15) , 
Don (12) , Dave (10) and Larry (9) . They 
live in Medfield, Mass. 

Dave North is now living at 76 Donna 
Drive, Hanover, Mass. 02339. 

Dr. Philip Philbin is practicing surgery 
in Washington, D. C. He is chairman of 
the department of general surgery at 
Washington Hospital Center, the tenth 
busiest hospital in the country and the 
second busiest community hospital. He is 
on the board of trustees of Blue Shield of 
the District of Columbia, and is on the 
board of trustees of the District of Colum- 
bia Chapter of the American Cancer So- 
ciety. He is also an assistant clinical 
professor of surgery at the Georgetown 
University School of Medicine and an 
attending surgeon at The Children's Hos- 
pital of the District of Columbia. He has 
five children and lives in Bethesda, Md. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Bob Whitnam, whose wife, Bar- 
bara, died on March 13. 


Morris A. Densmore 

933 Princeton Boulevard, S.E. 

Grand Rapids, Mich. 49506 

Proctor Jones is executive vice-president 
of Don Hodes Advertising Inc., Worcester, 
Mass. Proctor still lives at 40 Whittier 
Road in Wellesley Hills. His daughter, 


Stephanie, is in high school and his son, 
Mark, will enter junior high school in 

Paul Niven spoke at the University of 
Maine on March 28. 


Kenneth M. Schubert 
5 Harvey Court 
Morristown, N. J. 

Lew Fickett has been appointed an ex- 
change professor in political science at 
the University of Delhi, New Delhi, India, 
for the 1967-68 academic year. While there 
he hopes to finish his research on the 
Praja Socialist Party of India. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Bernard Goodman, whose father, 
William Goodman, died on April 16. 

Charles Jordan has been appointed as- 
sistant superintendent of Norton Co.'s 
order processing department. 

Bernard Toscani will be on sabbatic 
leave from Bryn Mawr College during the 
next academic year. He plans to spend 
most of the period in Paris working at the 
Bibliotheque Nationale. 


C. Cabot Easton 
13 Shawmut Avenue 
Sanford 04073 

Tim Donovan has been appointed di- 
vision manager for Canada for Liberty 
Mutual Insurance Co., covering coast-to- 
coast. Tim and Dot have a son, Dana, 
who will become a freshman at Bowdoin 
in September. 

Cab Easton gave a lecture and showed 
slides on Feb. 10 as part of the Lyceum 
Series of the Sarah Orne Jewett Creative 
Arts Center at Berwick Academy in South 
Berwick, Maine. The title of his program 
was "European Adventure." 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Vic Fortin, whose father, Victor 
L. Fortin, died on April 27. 

Wayne Lockwood was kind enough to 
bring us up to date with a note in April. 
He has been with Travelers Insurance Co. 
for nearly 20 years and has been in Can- 
ada more the past six. He is superinten- 
dent of underwriting casualty-fire lines in 
Toronto. He and his family enjoy Canada 
but would like to return to nothern New 
England some day. 

Lt. Col. Reginald Lombard wrote in 
March: "Turned over command of the 
Second Battalion, Fifth Cavalry, First Ail 
Cavalry Division, Vietnam, on Nov. 24, 
Now assigned as senior aide de camp to 
Gen. Paul L. Freeman Jr., Commanding, 
U. S. Continental Army Command, Fort 
Monroe, Va. Have just completed a 36- 

day official trip to Australia and New 
Zealand via Vietnam and Thailand." Reg's 
address is 5 Reeder Circle, Fort Monroe, 
Va. 23351. 


Ira Pitcher 

RD 2 

Turner 04282 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Leroy Smith, whose father, Wal- 
ter B. Smith, died on Feb. 15. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Josh Staples, whose mother, Mrs. 
Alice Hastings Staples, died on April 23. 

Air Force Lt. Col. Ted Tatsios is still 
at Maxwell AFB with the Air Command 
and Staff College. He received his Ph.D. 
in history from Georgetown University 
in January. His wife Margaret and two 
youngest daughters, Helen (11) and Gina 
(7) , live with him on the base. Their 
oldest daughter Anna, who spent the first 
two years of her life in Brunswick, is now 
in Athens, Greece, where she is a college 
junior with the College Year in Athens 
Program. Ted plans to retire this summer 
and return to Athens for a few years of 
research, writing, and sunning. 


Richard A. Morrell 
2 Breckan Road 
Brunswick 04011 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Don Henderson, whose mother, 
the Rev. Eva Henderson, died on Feb. 9. 

Portland Press Herald, Jan. 6 headline: 
Mirton Hknry Finds Flaw in Law. 
Seems our class president found that the 
Maine Legislature six years ago neglected 
to include a section in the law requiring 
candidates for municipal office to file 
statements of campaign costs. Mert was 
recently elected a school committeeman 
in Portland. He filed! 

Province and Eleanor Henry were in 
the States on leave from their Taiwan 
assignment early in the year. They spent 
several days in Brunswick, visiting old 
friends, at the end of February. 

Leonard Heskett's family increased to 
four last August with the arrival of Sara. 
They have three girls and one boy. In 
June 1966 Leonard joined Ostheimer, Peat, 
Marwick & Co. as a senior consultant in 
employee benefits. His office is in Babson 
Park, Wellesley Hills, Mass. Visitors are 

The board of directors of State Street 
Bank and Trust Co., Boston, has elected 
Josiah Huntoon assistant treasurer. Before 
he joined the bank in March 1966 he was 
associated with The Citizens and Southern 
National Bank in Atlanta, Ga. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Watson Lincoln, whose sister, 
Mrs. Hazel E. Lowell, died on March 10. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Mort Lund, whose father, Anton 
M. Lund, died on March 18. 

In January John Mitchell was honored 
by being elected a fellow in the Interna- 
tional Academy of Trial Attorneys, an in- 
ternational organization of trial counsel 


limited to 500 members. John is the first 
fellow ever elected from the State of 
Maine. John has been a lawyer with the 
firm of Verrill Dana Walker Philbrick & 
Whitehouse in Portland for nearly 13 

Bill Norton was planning to leave for 
London this spring when he wrote in 
February. Bill, who is on a one-year sab- 
batical, has been at the Albert Einstein 
College of Medicine in New York since 
1957. He has been an associate professor 
of neurology (neurochemistry) since 1964. 

Fred Powers wrote in March: "Still 
holding forth in the sunny southwest. 
Transferred to the Naval Aerospace Re- 
covery Facility, El Centro, Calif., in Feb- 
ruary to take over their life support 
division. May move over there one of 
these days." Fred's address is 2100 East 
25th Place. Yuma, Ariz. 85364. He did 
not say whether he commuted daily. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to George Rowe, whose mother, 
Mrs. Edith F. Rowe, died on April 8. 

Bob Stafford is living at 1643 Kings 
Down Circle, Dunwoody, Ga. 30043. 

Erwin Stinneford wrote in March: "I 
am still enjoying the North Carolina coun- 
try as much as ever, but Bob McAvoy 
made me feel a lot older by already hav- 
ing a son at Bowdoin. I guess one 
shouldn't complain because Bob must feel 
older than the rest of us." 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Joe Swanton, whose sister, Mrs. 
Elizabeth Swanton Hubbard, died on 
March 2. 

Foster Tallman wrote in March: "Have 
been ocean racing (about 3,000 miles a 
year) in a 40-foot sloop. It is the best 
way to get away from it all. Will be sail- 
ing south as far as the Bahamas next win- 
ter. There are times when I need more 
crew for races. Anyone interested should 
get in touch with me. The home port is 
Rumson, N. J." Foster's address in Rum- 
son is Cannon Hill, Sheraton Lane. 

Boardman Thompson wrote in March 
to say that he had been recently elected 
and ordained as an elder of the First Pres- 
byterian Church, Deerfield, 111. 

Russell Washburne and his wife became 
the parents of their fourth child and sec- 
ond son, Richard Kent Washburne, on 
Jan. 20. 

Bob Waugh has been named field service 
engineer by the Huyck Felt Co., Rensse- 
laer, N. Y. Bob began his career with the 
firm in 1962 as a senior research engineer 
in felt development. 

Julian Woolford is still working with 
the Great Northern Railway. In late Jan- 
uary he wrote from Great Falls, Mont. 
"After four years in Vancouver, B. C, I 
moved to the main office in St. Paul, 
Minn, for a two year assignment as an 
operations officer on the president's staff. 
Last Aug. 1 I was transferred to Minot, 
N. D. This was followed by another move 
in January to Great Falls, where I hope 
I can stay a few yearsl I notice from the 
last Alumni Directory that I am now one 
of two Bowdoin alumni living in Montana. 
This makes it seem a long way from 

Brunswick. I live half way between Yel- 
lowstone and Glacier Park, so hope to see 
some vacationing Bowdoin friends come 
summer. My address is 3320 11th Ave. 
South, Great Falls, Mont." 


Louis J. Siroy 
P.O. Box 189 
Epping, N.H. 03042 

The Rev. Dick Bamforth is back in 
Massachusetts after eight years in Mis- 
souri. In late January he wrote: "It is in- 
teresting to find people who have heard 
of Bowdoin again. As rector of St. Mary's 
Church in Rockport, I anticipate numer- 
ous Bowdoin visitors come summer." 

Paul Costello has been promoted to 
director of public information for the 
John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Co. 
in Boston. Before joining the company in 
1966 he was the State House bureau chief 
for the Boston Herald. 

Leonard Gilley is leaving the University 
of Denver to become an associate professor 
of English at Bloomsburg (Pa.) State Col- 

Eaton Lothrop is completing his 13th 
year in the science department of Colle- 
giate School in New York City. He and 
his wife became the parents of their sec- 
ond child, Susan Whitney Lothrop, last 
November. Their oldest, Scott, is nearly 
five years old. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Jon Lund, whose father, Anton 
M. Lund, died on March 18. 

Duane Phillips has been named per- 
sonnel manager at the United Illuminat- 

Pete Barnard '50, former Bowdoin 
College alumni secretary, has been 
named director of development of 
Pine Manor Junior College, Chest- 
nut Hill, Mass. Pete, who was 
chairman of the department of 
language and literature at West- 
brook Junior College in Portland 
for the past school year, was alumni 
secretary from 1960 to 1966. 

As director of development, he 
will assist the president and trust- 
ees of Pine Manor with their pro- 
grams for the future, including a 
planned expansion of enrollment. 

ing Co. in Connecticut. In the last year 
he was also promoted to major in the 
Connecticut National Guard. He is as- 
sistant operations and training officer of 
the 43rd Headquarters Co. He and his 
wife, Ada, have three children, Duane 
(6%), Wesley (3%) , and Jennifer (1) . 


Adrian L. Asherman 
21 Cherry Hill Drive 
Waterville 04901 

John Cooper wrote in March to say 
that he and his wife had adopted a 
daughter, Sarah Elizabeth, in September. 

Edmond Elowe wrote in March: "The 
Elowe family continues to reside in An- 
dover, Mass., where we occasionally see 
our Bowdoin friends. My wife Carol con- 
tinues her piano work at the New England 
Conservatory. I am manager of advanced 
systems at Sylvania. Please drop in and 
see us." Their address is 24 Linda Road. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Fred Hochberger, whose mother, 
Mrs. Marjorie Jacobs Hochberger, died 
on Feb. 16. 

Warfield Martin has moved from Los 
Angeles to Atlanta, Ga., where he is dis- 
trict sales manager for the Hertz Corp. 
His address is 3307 Stonecrest Court, 
Chamblee, Ga. 30005. 

The Institute of Electrical and Elec- 
tronics Engineers has conferred the grade 
of fellow on Peter Sylvan, a consulting 
physicist in the General Electric Co.'s 
semiconductor products department at 


Albert C. K. Chun-Hoon, M.D. 
1418 Alewa Drive 
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817 

Oliver Brown is a doctoral student at 
Teachers College, Columbia University. 
His address is 509 West 121st St., Apt. 210, 
New York, N. Y. 10027. 

Charlie Erwin, wife Dottie, and chil- 
den Debbie and Mike are experiencing the 
Oriental way of life on Taiwan. Charlie, 
a Navy lieutanant commander, is stationed 
at Headquarters, Support Activity. 

Dudley Hovey is with the aeronautical 
communications department of the North- 
east Airlines at Logan Airport in Boston. 
His home address is 11 Fairfield St., 
Newtonville, Mass. 

Joergen Knudsen brought us up to date 
in a letter Walt Bartlett received around 
the first of the year. After returning to 
Denmark he served in the military and 
then began a seven-year university educa- 
tion. He is now teaching English in a 
grammar school. Joergen's address is 45 
Solhoejsvej, Gug, Jutland, Denmark. 

Em Roberts has been transferred to 
Wilmington, Del. He is still in the explo- 
sives department of DuPont. Em's new 
address is 3030 Mapleshade Lane, Wood- 
bine, Wilmington, Del. 

Corby Wolfe wrote in January: "A 
pleasant visit with Bill Shaw '36 in To- 
ledo allowed me to catch up on current 
Bowdoin activities. My position as general 
sales manager for Haughton Elevator Co. 


is challenging and rewarding. My family 
is the same in number: wife Barb, four 
children, and one dog." 


Horace A. Hildreth Jr. 
Suite 507 

465 Congress Street 
Portland 04111 

Mike Batal has been elected a director 
of the Merrimack Valley National Bank, 
Andover, Mass. 

Paul Brountas and his wife became the 
parents of their second child, Jennifer 
Van Woert Brountas, in March. Paul was 
elected to the Weston (Mass.) Planning 
Board the same month. 

Dave Coleman, who is still on leave 
from the East-West Center and the Uni- 
versity of Hawaii studying for a Ph.D. at 
Wisconsin, hopes to have his work com- 
pleted by September 1968. His address is 
408-1 Eagle Heights, Madison, Wise. 53705. 

off-his-face-department: Al Farrington was 
surprised after reading the last Alumnus 
to learn that he and his brother's wife, 
Dare, had "done it again"—produced a 
second set of twins, that is. To set the 
record straight, it was Frank '53 and Dare 
who became the parents of Joan and Kath- 
erine on Dec. 8, 1966. 

Walt Friedlander has been appointed 
acting headmaster of the Northwood 
School in Lake Placid, N. Y., for the 1967- 
68 academic year. 

Will Joy and his family lost part of 
their home in Orleans, Mass., in a fire on 
Feb. 22, and the four of them had to spend 
some months of the winter and spring in 
a two-room apartment. 

Charles Ladd will be on sabbatic leave 
during the next academic year. He will 
spend half of his time on research at 
M.I.T. and the remainder as a visiting 
consultant to Haley and Aldrich Inc. of 
Cambridge, Mass. The firm specializes in 
soil mechanics and foundation engineer- 
ing. In July he will be in Caracas, Ven- 
ezuela, for two weeks as a lecturer in soil 
mechanics at a special course for Latin 
American engineers. He will also attend 
a conference there. 

Major Ros Moore wrote in March to say 
that he is in the Army— not the Air Force 
as we had reported earlier— and as an avia- 
tor was "sweating out orders" for his sec- 
ond tour to Vietnam. Ros's address at the 
time he wrote was Headquarters V Corps, 
G-4, APO New York, N. Y. 09079. 

Greg Payne's wife Jean was selected to 
be included in the 1966 edition of Out- 
standing Young Women of America. 

Charlie Ranlett is leaving the Portland 
area in mid-June after nine and a half 
years with the City of Portland, the last 
eight as personnel director, to accept a 
field staff position with Public Administra- 
tion Service of Chicago. His new job will 
involve consulting assignments for various 
municipal and state governments through- 
out the United States. His new address 
will be c/o Public Administration Ser- 
vice, 1313 East 60th St., Chicago, 111. 60637. 

Roland Ware wrote in March: "Norma 
and I are leaving Boston and the Mass- 

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achusetts General Hospital for a year in 
London. I will be in the radiodiagnostic 
department of Hammersmith Hospital." 

Lew Welch has been named acting dean 
of the Graduate School of Public Affairs 
at Albany, N. Y. 

Owen Zuckert has moved to 67 West 
Haviland Lane, Stamford, Conn. 06903. 
He has been elected assistant secretary of 
the Bowdoin Club of the Connecticut 
Shore and executive director and treasurer 
of the Cerebral Palsy Association of Stam- 
ford. Owen is also a director of the United 
Fund of Stamford. 

7 £_ Z_ Lloyd O. Bishop 
■ I Wilmington College 

y_J\^F Wilmington, N. C. 

Russell Cromwell has left B. F. Good- 
rich and is now associated with Automatic 
Retailers of America, 625 Maple St., Roch- 
ester, N. Y. 

Dave Hamilton has been promoted to 
the position of Portland area manager by 
Mobil Oil Corp. 

Bardwell Heavens, who received his 
M.B.A. from Babson Institute in 1959, is 
currently vice president and general man- 
ager of U. S. Gasket & Shim Inc. in 
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. He teaches part- 
time at Akron University. His home ad- 
dress is 151 Carriage Drive, Chagrin Falls, 

Bert Lipas is an associate professor at 
the University of Helsinki. He lives in 
Finno. He and Rita have two boys. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to John Mason, whose mother, Mrs. 
Linda T. Mason, passed away on May 3. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Peter Pirnie, whose father, W. 
Bruce Pirnie, died on Feb. 10. 

Alan Stark and his family (three chil- 
dren) have been living in Brunswick 
since July 1966. Alan is engaged in the 
artesian well drilling business. He is also 
the executive officer of a Navy Reserve 
unit in South Portland. His commanding 
officer is John Needham '53. 

Joe Tecce and his wife became the par- 
ents of Peter Michael on Nov. 23, 1966. 
They have two other children, Christopher 
and Susanna Maria. 



345 Brookline Street 
Needham, Mass. 02192 

ed to see any Bowdoin men who happen 
to be in the area." 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Ed and George Hall, whose 
father, George A. Hall '15, died on Dec. 
25, 1966. 

Major Lucius Hallett wrote in March: 
"After 22 months out here in the North- 
west, I'm moving again. Southeast Asia 
this time; am hoping for a New England 
assignment upon return." At the time he 
wrote he was living at 2525 Viewcrest Ave., 
Everett, Wash. 98201. 

Bob Martin wrote in March: "Have 
been at Millbrook Boys School for seven 
years and have been teaching for 11. We 
have four children, Reed (9) , Whitney 
(7) , and two adopted daughters, Ley-An 
(4), and our latest, Robin (1%) ." Ley- 
An is a Korean and Robin is a Sioux. 

Steve Morse and his wife Deanne are 
pleased to report the arrival of Kathryn 
Taylor Morse on Sept. 25, 1966. She is 
their second child. Steve is practicing law 
at Allen & Shubow, in Boston. 

In March Kyle Phillips wrote to say that 
he was a temporary member of the Insti 
tute for Advanced Study at Princeton. 
During the summer he will again be in 
Italy where he is directing the Bryn Mawr 
College excavations in Tuscany. 

Morton Price and his wife Merle are 
living at 222 East 19th St., New York City. 
Merle is an educational projects writer 
with I.B.M. 

Dick Rand is the district sales manager 
for the toiletries division of the Gillette 
Safety Razor Co. in Los Angeles. "Jane 
and the children, Scott (9) and Heidi 
(7) , are enjoying the sunshine out here," 
he wrote in February. They hope to get 
back to Maine for a vacation this summer. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Louis Siatras, whose father, 
Thomas L. Siatras, died on Feb. 24. 

Lee Wood wrote in January: "My fam- 
ily and I are now living in Brussels, Bel- 
gium. We moved here when I was 
appointed general manager of the Europe- 
an office of West Virginia Pulp 8c Paper." 

Don Zuckert has moved to 9 East Point 
Lane, Old Greenwich, Conn. 06870. 

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ohn C. Finn 
Palmer Road 
Beverly, Mass. 01915 

Paul DuBrule wrote in April: "I am 
presently located in Paris at 7 Rue de 
Milan. Still working for Mobil. Pat and I 
have three children. We would be delight- 

Capt. John Alden has a new address: 
5738A Dalton St., Fort Knox, Ky. 40121. 

Bob DeLucia, who continues to be an 
aerospace technologist with NASA, has 
moved from Wallops Island, Va., to 2140 
Lynch, Las Cruces, N. M. 88001. 

Don Dyer has been promoted to the 
rank of major in the Army. He is now 
stationed in Vietnam. 

Ed Fisk is a community vaccination 
project representative for the U. S. De- 
partment of Public Health in Pittsburgh. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Erik Lund, whose father, Anton 
M. Lund, died on March 18. 

Jim Millar is still with the financial 
department of Southern New England 
Telephone Co. He and his wife have two 


children, Greg (7) in the first grade, and 
Audrey (5) in nursery school. 

Payson Perkins has moved from West- 
boro, Mass to 4 Windward Drive, Bar- 
rington, R. I. 02806. 

Bob Shepherd, who continues to be 
Sen. Edmund S. Muskie's press secretary, 
has moved to 1200 East Capitol St. N. E., 
Apt. 5, Washington, D. C. 20003. 

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OHN D. Wheaton 
10 Sutton Place 
Lewiston 04240 

John Grant has been selected to become 
headmaster of The Helen Bush-Parkside 
School, Seattle, Washington, on Aug. 1. 
John is currently at Oldfields School in 
Glencoe, Md. 

Ed Groves won top honors in sales for 
1966 against 148 competitors in New Eng- 
land, New York, and New Jersey. He has 
been promoted to the real estate depart- 
ment and is responsible for northern New 
England development for Humble Oil & 
Refining Co. His family is well. Deb is 7 
in June. Eddie is 3%, and Carole was a 
year old in April. The Groves family lives 
at 59 Sherwood Drive, Hooksett, N. H. 

Bob Kingsbury is on temporary assign- 
ment for the Mitre Corp. in Santa Monica, 
Calif. He expects to return to his home 
at 380 Davis Road, Bedford, Mass., this 

Mike Miller and his wife became the 
parents of Michael Gordon Miller Jr. on 
March 23, 1966. They live at 23634 38th 
Road, Douglaston, N. Y. 11363. 

Jack St. John was promoted to major 
during ceremonies at Cam Ranh Bay, 
Vietnam, on Feb. 21. Jack is a highway 
operations officer in the Headquarters 
Detachment of the 500th Transportation 

Brud Stover has been named to the 
10-year All-Maine basketball team selected 
by the Waterville Morning Sentinel's 
sports editor, Harland Durrell. 

Ralph Westwig, a physicist on the re- 
search staff of the Corning Glass Works, 
gave a physics major lecture at the Col- 
lege on Feb. 21. 

Roger Whittlesey has joined the contract 
department of Gray & Rogers Inc. He was 
formerly assistant to the president of the 
Greenfield-Ullman agency. Gray & Rogers 
is an advertising and public relations firm 
in Philadelphia. 


Brendan J. Teeling, M.D. 
32 Opal Avenue 
Beverly, Mass. 01915 

Dr. Mike Barrett is a senior assistant 
resident in surgery at Rhode Island Hos- 
pital. He, his wife Bea, and their daugh- 
ter Leslie (iy 2 ) live at 376 River Ave., 

Peter Bennett has accepted a job with 
the Illinois gear division of the Wallace 
Murray Corp. in Chicago. He will move 
to the Chicago area this summer. Penny 
is expecting a child in late September. 
Kim (6) is in the first grade. 

John Bird and his wife are expecting 

their third child in July. They would en- 
joy hearing from any Bowdoin men in the 
Chicago area. John is still assistant to the 
headmaster at Lake Forest Country Day 

Bruce Chalmers and his wife became 
the parents of Andrew Campbell on Dec. 
9, 1966. Andrew is the grandson of Herbert 
W. Chalmers '30. He was delivered by Dr. 
Charles E. Skillin '39, and his pediatrician 
is Dr. Philip G. Good '36. 

Pete Dragonas plans to graduate from 
the Boston University Medical School in 
June. During the past year he has been 
under several resident physicians who are 
Bowdoin alumni: Steve Meister '58, car- 
diology resident at Boston V. A. Hospital; 
Steve Frager, resident in surgery at Bos- 
ton V. A. Hospital; and John Towne '58, 
resident in surgery at University Hospital. 
Pete and Harriet often see John Sweeney 
'62 and his bride, Rhetta. The four of 
them went skiing with Chris Potholm '62 
and his wife, Sandy, in February. 

Jerome and Holly Fletcher are pleased 
to announce the arrival of their daughter 
Laura on March 21. They have one other 
child, Robert Scott, aged two. 

Dick Fogg wrote in April: "I have 
moved from San Francisco to Fullerton, 
Calif, (about 30 miles below Los Angeles) , 
where I am working as marketing man- 
ager for Hunt-Wesson Foods." Dick's 
address is 1200 South Highland, Apt. 78. 

Rod Forsman is "trying to teach psy- 
chology" and is "swamped with work," 
according to a note received in March. 
Rod has been doing research into the de- 
velopment of form and pattern perception 
and in the general area of visual informa- 
tion processing. 

Ed Garick, who attends Boston Univer- 
sity School of Medicine, was among the 
recipients of Bowdoin College Garcelon 
and Merritt Scholarships this year. 

Stuart Goldberg, who is a captain in the 
Army Dental Corps, has been stationed in 
Germany for the past two years. He and 
his wife have two children, Scott Eliot (3) 
and Sandi Ellen (nearly a year) . The 
Goldbergs would gladly welcome any Bow- 
doin men in the area of Bindlach, where 
they are living. 

Bob Hadley wrote in March: "This last 
summer I was enrolled in the summer 
session of the American School of Classical 
Studies in Athens. This was supplemented 
by side trips to Rome, Istanbul, and Lon- 
don. At present I am teaching history at 
George Washington University and am 
enjoying the nation's capital immensely." 
Bob's address is 1330 New Hampshire 
Ave. N. W., Apt. 319, Washington, D. C. 

Lars Jansson is a teaching fellow and 
doctoral student in mathematics education 
at Temple University. He received an 
Ed.M. from Harvard last summer. 

Bill Lehmberg has been promoted to 
field superintendent with the Insurance 
Company of North America. He, his wife 
Jan, and their six-week old son Billy 
moved to the Hartford area on April 1. 
Their address is 24 Revere Drive, Bloom- 
field, Conn. 

Dick Morgan has completed for a Ph.D. 

at Columbia and expects to begin teaching 
there in the fall as an assistant professor 
of government. 

The past year has been an eventful one 
for Ray Owen and his family. They were 
blessed with the addition of a son, Jeff, 
last January. Sue expects to receive her 
master's degree in child development in 
June, and Ray has passed all of the pre- 
liminary requirements for his Ph.D. in 
ecology. He will spend the next academic 
year teaching and finishing his research. 
They had a pleasant visit with Charlie 
Jackson and his wife after his return from 
Vietnam. The Owen family would be 
pleased to welcome any classmates who 
travel to the Urbana area. Ray's address 
is 510 West Illinois St., Urbana, 111. 61801. 

Mace Rosenthal has changed jobs. He 
is now with Xerox Corp., which has 
formed a third segment to their education 
division. Mace is representing the division 
in the New England area. 

Janet Traister, Bob's wife, wrote in 
March to say that Bob expects to receive 
a master's in mechanical engineering in 
June and then to be stationed at Newport, 
R. I., for two or three years. Their son, 
Jimmy, recently turned two. They were 
expecting their second child in late March 
or early April. 


Richard H. Downes 
General Theological Seminary 
175 Ninth Avenue 
New York, N. Y. 10011 

Dr. Ed Dunn is completing his first 
year of general surgery residency at the 
Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal. He 
had the pleasure of working with Willie 
Eastman '62. During February Ed spent 
an enjoyable vacation visit with A. O. 
Pike IV '61 in Fryeburg, Maine. 

All is going well for Emile Jurgens, who 
lives at 3052 Otterson Drive, Ottawa 10, 
Ontario, Canada. He wrote in March to 
say that Pete Blattner, who used to live 
in Ottawa, has taken a job as a geologist 
for the New Zealand government. 

Lance Lee wrote in April: "Currently 
site developer for a new Outward Bound 
School being built in the Blue Ridge 
Mountains. I will design a syllabus and 
then teach the Hahn philosophy as has 
already been done on Hurricane Island 
in Penobscot Bay and in several similar 
schools in this country and abroad. This 
is as exciting and exacting form of educa- 
tion as I have encountered— demanding 
and facinating work in human action and 
reaction, compassion and confidence." 
Lance's address is N. C. Outward Bound 
School, Jonas Ridge, N. C. 

John Lingley and Irene Elizabeth Kertz- 
man married on Jan. 28 at Providence. 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Steve Loebs, whose father, Gil- 
bert F. Loebs, died on Feb. 10. For some 
30 years he was chairman of the depart- 
ment of health and physical education at 
Colby College. 

Capt. Fred Myers's wife wrote in April 
to say that Fred was in Vietnam and was 
expecting to return to the United States 
in July. 


Ward O'Neill has been appointed as- 
sistant advisory officer of Teachers In- 
surance and Annuity Association and the 
College Retirement Equities Fund. Ward 
joined TIAA-CREF in 1961 and was made 
benefit plan counselor and administrative 
assistant in 1964. 

Terry Sheehan and his wife became the 
parents of Kevin Terrance on June 30, 
1966. He joined Susan (4) , Ellen (3) , and 
Elizabeth (2) . 

Classmates and friends extend their sym- 
pathy to Dan Soule, whose father, Dr. Gil- 
more W. Soule '30, died on March 30. 

Chris Tintocalis is in his second year at 
the California College of Podiatry and is 
very happy. 

When John Trump wrote in February 
he had just completed work for a master's 
degree in industrial management at M.I.T. 
and was looking for work in either the 
United States or Germany. 


Lawrence C. Bickford 
Apartment 2A 
164 Ravine Avenue 
Yonkers, N. Y. 10701 

Capt. Noel Austin wrote in February: 
"I have returned from Germany after 
four years there and am presently living 
in Verona, Pa. I am still in the Air Force. 
Have a new addition to the family. Mark 
Blaise was born on Feb. 16. Judy and I 
are busy taking course at Duquesne. We 
expect to visit Maine in the summer." 
Noel's address is 554 Foltz Drive, Verona, 
Pa. 15147. 

Charles Bridge in February was assigned 
as a 707 pilot at John F. Kennedy Airport. 
He is flying Trans World Airlines' inter- 
national routes to Europe and Asia. 

Jack Cummings and his family have 
moved to 6015 Dovetail Drive, Lake Lin- 
dero, Agoura, Calif. 91301. 

George Del Prete wrote in March: "So 
far 1967 has been a good year for us. First, 
my wife Barbi presented me with a son 
on Jan. 27. His name is George R. Del 
Prete II. We call him Skip. Starting in 
September I will be taking over as athlet- 
ic director at Berwick Academy in South 
Berwick, Maine." 

Bill Isaacs wrote in April: "I am still 
working for Chas. Pfizer and enjoying it. 
Suzi and I are anxiously awaiting a new 
arrival any moment." 

Capt. Mickey Levitt wrote in February: 
"Judy, Jonathan, and I are at Fort Dix, 
N. J. I have been on active duty since 
completing an internship in oral surgery. 
Now I am in a 'group practice' with Uncle 
Sam. We are really enjoying Army life. 
We are eagerly expecting a new arrival to 
the family in about seven weeks. Recent- 
ly we had a visit with Jerry Isenberg and 
Jimmy Cohen. I have been in touch with 
Mai Cushing who is back from Korea." 

Dave McLean wrote in March: The 
Winchester (Mass.) Star, of which I am 
editor-in-chief, won two awards for ex- 
cellence in journalism at the recent annual 
meeting of the New England Press Asso- 
ciation. It took awards in makeup and 
typography, and in general excellence. 
A little over a year ago I started an ad- 

vertising and public relations agency 
(Scott Cameron Associates) with offices 
in Boston and Winchester. It is working 
out quite successfully, and we are now 
handling several large accounts. I also 
have become involved in a travel agency 
and in real estate." 

Nick Monsour has passed the New York 
State Bar Examination. 

Kent Spriggs, who is with the Institute 
of Governmental Research at Florida 
State University, wrote in March to say 
that he will have an article, "Eviction 
from Public Housing in New York City 
on the Grounds of 'Undesirability,' " pub- 
lished in the New York Law Forum. 


Lt. Ronald F. 
633 Nelson 
Desplaines, 111. 



Lt. Joe Augustini represented Wadena 
Air Force Station, Minn., at the Air De- 
fense Command conference for junior 
officers at Ent AFB, Colo., according to a 
release received in February. 

Fred Beatty and Ruth Elizabeth Litt- 
man of Little Neck, N. Y., married in 
June 1966. They are living at 253 North 
Arlington Ave., East Orange, N. J. Fred 
received an M.B.A. degree from Rutgers 
in 1963. He is a C.P.A. and is working for 
Alexander Grant & Co. in New York City. 
Ruth, an alumna of Rutgers, is a visiting 
nurse in Newark. 

Bob Briggs is a captain in the Air Force 
and is stationed at Myrtle Beach AFB, 
S. C. He is chief of the security police di- 
vision for the air base and commander of 
a security police squadron. 

Paul Burke, who attends Bowman-Gray 
Medical School, was among this year's 
recipients of Bowdoin College Garcelon 
and Merritt Scholarships. 

"After receiving my master's degree in 
business administration from Columbia 
last June, Jim Cochran wrote in January, 
"I rejoined the ranks of the gainfully em- 
ployed. I am on the marketing staff of 
T.W.A. promoting air cargo." 

Craig Cleaves finished his Ph.D. exam- 
inations in November and is trying to 
get a good start on his dissertation before 
beginning an internship in clinical psy- 
chology at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in 
Washington, D. C. His family continues 
to grow. Chad Morrison was born on Dec. 
31. Jenny is fine and Slaid is taking the 
competition from a younger brother quite 
well. Craig's address is 1418 North Patrick 
Henry Drive, Arlington, Va. 22205. 

Willie Eastman finishes his residency at 
Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, in June 
and plans to return to Maine for G.P. 
residency at Maine Medical Center. 

Capt. Mike Farmer is stationed at Luke 
AFB, Ariz., according to word recently re- 
ceived from his mother. Previously he had 
been stationed at Stuttgart, Germany, 
where he married the former Dagmar I. 
Schaible of that city. They have a son, 
Michael Scott, who is two years old. 

John Goldkrand and his wife announce 
the birth of Judith Ellen on Jan. 30. 
"Mother and daughter are doing well," 

John wrote in March. John expects to be 
a junior resident on first surgical service 
at Boston City Hospital starting in the 

When Capt. Leonard Lee wrote in Feb- 
ruary, he had five months left of his 
Southeast Asia tour and was looking for- 
ward to returning to the States. 

Classmates and friends will be sorry to 
learn of the death of Anabel Mancini, 
Francis's wife, on Aug. 16, 1966. Francis 
and his son Mark are now living at 175 
Wilmington Ave., Dorchester, Mass. 

Pete Mone has been promoted to the 
rank of captain. His address is Headquar- 
ters & Headquarters Company, Second 
Battalion, Third Infantry, 199th Infantry 
Brigade, APO San Francisco, Calif. 96279. 

Roger Riefler wrote in March: "After 
receiving my Ph.D. in economics from the 
University of Washington last June, I 
joined a promising looking outfit— the 
Army. I am now at the Pentagon in the 
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense. 
Carol and I are enjoying Washington." 
Their address is 4357 Americana Drive, 
Apt. 203, Annandale, Va. 22003. 

Dave Roberts will spend the summer at 
the National Radio Astronomical Observa- 
tory in Charlottesville, N. C, as a research 
assistant. Then he expects to finish his 
work for a Ph.D. at Case in the fall. 

Ian Walker, who is living at 1729 C 
Valley Road, Champaign, 111., is on a 
postdoctoral fellowship at the University 
of Illinois. He received a Ph.D. in chemis- 
try from Brown last December. 


Charles Micoleau 
89 Cony Street 
Augusta, Maine 04331 

When Bob Bachman wrote in January 
he said that he was being released from 
the Navy and was planning to begin 
studies at Columbia's Business School in 
June. He continued, "Sometime this spring 
I plan to marry Kay Tyson of Ponte Ve- 
dra, Fla. After spending seven months 
over here off Vietnam, I'll be glad to get 
home. I imagine the most difficult aspect 
of my civilian adjustment will be getting 
used to winter again. I haven't seen snow 
since February 1964." 

Bill Chapman has been transferred to 
Baltimore by Connecticut General Life 
Insurance Co. He is a group pension rep- 

Terry Feiertag left for Chile as a Peace 
Corps volunteer in February. He is work- 
ing in rural community development 
programs of the Chilean Land Reform 

Lt. Mark Goldberg was working as exec- 
utive officer of a medical holding compa- 
ny when he wrote in April. He said that 
he enjoys Army life and would be pleased 
to see any Bowdoin alumni in the area. 
Mark's address is Box 159, Valley Forge 
General Hospital, Phoenixville, Pa. 19460. 

John Halperin is back at Johns Hopkins 
after spending a brief holiday with his 
parents in India. 

President Coles invited Mitchell Kal- 
pakgian to represent Bowdoin at the in- 


auguration of James E. Doty as president 
of Baker University, Baldwin City, Kan., 
on April 22. 

Louis and Linda Schwartz became the 
parents of Joanne Karen on March 2. Lou 
is graduating from Jefferson Medical 
School in June and will be an intern on 
the University of Pennsylvania's Service 
at Philadelphia General Hospital. 

Dick Winslow and Phil Stone were 
among this year's recipients of Bowdoin 
College Garcelon and Merritt Scholarships 
for medical studies. 


David W. Fitts 
40 Leslie Road 
Auburndale, Mass. 


Dave Fitts expects to finish Boston Uni- 
versity Law School in June. After he takes 
the Bar examination, he plans to enter 
the Army for two years. 

Bob Frank hopes to graduate from Har- 
vard Law in June. After that he plans to 
join the Boston law firm of Choate, Hall 
& Stewart. 

John Gibbons has resigned as an assis- 
tant cashier at the First National City 
Bank in Boston to accept a position with 
the investment banking firm of Lazard 
Frers & Co., 44 Wall St., New York City. 
He, wife Lile, and Jay are busy preparing 
to visit Alaska for three weeks in late 
June and early July. They'll be there for 
the centennial celebration. 

Jim Haddock, Chris Mace, Pete Odell, 
and Phil Walls were among this year's 
recipients of Bowdoin College Garcelon 
and Merritt Scholarships for medical 

Don Handal and Margie Bursch of San 
Jose, Calif., married on Dec. 3, according 
to a note received from Pete Small via 
John Gibbons. 

Wayne Hulbert and Martha M. Cofield 
married in August 1966. Wayne is in the 
executive training program of the First 
National Bank of Boston. They live at 
40 Westminster Ave., Arlington, Mass. 

Last fall Jeff Huntsman was awarded 
a 12-month National Science Foundation 
grant for study leading to an M.A. in 
descriptive linguistics. He expects to re- 
ceive his degree in August. 

Steve and Karen London are completing 
their studies at the University of Chicago. 
In September Steve will join the sociology 
department at Wellesley College. 

Charles Lowe is at Carnegie Institute of 
Technology on a three-year NDEA fellow- 
ship studying for a Ph.D. in psychology. 
His studies are going well. When he wrote 
in January he said that he had recently 
heard from Jack Reed who is in Germany. 

Fred Loxsom and his wife Pauline be- 
came the parents of a son, Andrew, on 
Sept. 7. Fred is a Ph.D. candidate in phys- 
ics at Dartmouth. 

Russell Miller has returned to New York 
and is living at 126 LaSalle St., Apt. 44, 
after having served 4y 2 months of active 
duty at Fort Ord, Calif., as part of his 
National Guard commitment. Russell is 
assistant to the president of Spencer Stu- 
art & Associates. 

Art Ostrander was discharged from the 
Army in October and is a graduate stu- 
dent at the Indiana University School of 
Music. "Have enjoyed the company of 
Vic Papacosma and other Bowdoin grad- 
uates currently studying at I.U.," he wrote 
in February. 

Davis Rawson's wife wrote in March to 
say that Davis, who was on his way to 
Vietnam, expected to be promoted to the 
rank of first lieutenant in the Army on 
April 1. His tour of duty will end in April 
1968. While he is in Vietnam his address 
is 41st P.I. Detachment, Headquarters and 
Headquarters Company, First Brigade, 
First Air Cavalry Division, APO San Fran- 
cisco, Calif. 96490. 

Gregg Robinson, Charlie Rosenberg '66, 
and John Baxter '65 were among those 
present at the wedding of Pete Downey 
'65 on Feb. 11 in Bangor. Pete married 
the former Jane Hertz, according to a note 
from Gregg in February. 

Harley Schwadron is back from Thai- 
land and is a graduate student at the Uni- 
versity of California at Berkeley. His 
address is 2355 Hilgard Ave., Berkeley, 
Calif. 94709. 

Bill Thwing wrote in February: "On 
Jan. 11 I graduated from OCS, Fort Ben- 
ning, Ga., and was commissioned a second 
lieutenant in the Army. I am presently 
taking further training at Fort Holabird. 
I will be stationed in Chicago but expect 
to be in Vietnam before football season 
at Bowdoin." 

Dave Treadwell wrote in April: "Will 
be joining the 'real world' after graduation 
from Harvard Business School this June. 
My wife Carol and I enjoy being parents 
of our five month old son David (III) ." 

Dave Walker has returned from England 
and is living at 77 Charles St., Apt. 3, Bos- 
ton. He is employed by Brattle's Bookstore. 


Daniel W. Tolpin 
47 Morton Road 
Swampscott, Mass. 



Lt. James C. Rosenfeld 
3d Squadron, 7th Cavalry 
APO New York, N. Y. 09036 

Lt. Dick Andrias wrote in April: "In 
the heat here it is good to hear of cool 
Bowdoin through the Alumnus, "Whisper- 
ing Pines," and even through the fund 
raising letters! I hope to 'sneak' off to 
Bangkok on leave to see how the other 
half lives before ending my tour in R.V.N. 
and starting law school at Columbia in 

Tom Coffey is completing requirements 
for an M.B.A. from Columbia Graduate 
School of Business. He expects to receive 
his degree in June. 

Lt. Dick Dieffenbach and Dayle Jeanne 
Dehner married on Feb. 4 at El Paso, 
Texas. They are living at 7308 Offutt 
Circle, Biggs Field, Fort Bliss, Texas. 

Gilbert and Carolyn Ekdahl became the 
parents of Chad Gilbert on April 3. 

When Jack Gazlay wrote in January he 
said that he expected to leave the C.P.A. 
firm of Arthur Young 2c Co. in New York 
on March 1 to enter active duty with the 
Army. He was to report to Fort Gordon, 
Ga. with Pete Seery '64 on March 10. 
Sandy Doig was to report on April 6. 

Dick Beaupre wrote in March: "I was 
married on Sept. 17, 1966. My wife, Julie, 
is an R.N. and is working in the intensive 
care unit at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Hart- 
ford. I am working for the Connecticut 
Bank and Trust Co. in Hartford. I am 
presently in the operations department. 
Most of the work consists of converting 
present systems to the computer systems 
now in the bank." The Beaupres live at 
94 Thomaston St. in Hartford. 

On April 11 John French wrote that he 
was leaving I.B.M. for active duty in the 
Army, beginning the next day. 

Bill Hamel was ordained to the Chris- 
tian ministry of the United Church of 
Christ on June 26, 1966. He is presently 
serving as pastor of the Stevens Avenue 
Congregational Church in Portland. 

Jeff Haunton, who is a second lieutenant 
in the Air Force, has been assigned to the 
flight school at Laredo, Texas. Following 
55 weeks there, which began on April 17, 
he will take three months of specialized 
flight school. Jeff entered the Air Force 
on Jan. 5. On April 1 he and Sharron 
Nauman, a junior at the University of 
Massachusetts, married. Sharron expected 
to complete her junior year and then join 

Conn Hickey is enrolled in the doctoral 
program in the department of interna- 
tional relations at Claremont Graduate 
School in California. 

In Memory 

Percy M. Brown '06 

Percy Mansfield Brown died on March 
18, 1967, at the Franklin County Memo- 
rial Hospital in Farmington. Born on 
Sept. 9, 1881, in Washburn, he prepared 
for college at Wilton Academy and at- 
tended Bowdoin from 1902 until 1905. 
He was principal of Strong High School 
for two years and then worked in a gen- 
eral store in that town until 1914, when 
he moved to Wayne to engage in farm- 
ing. In 1920 he moved to Livermore, 
where he continued to be active in agri- 
culture, with emphasis upon dairy farm- 
ing, poultry, apple orchards and lumber- 
ing, until he retired in 1963. He was tax 
collector in Livermore from 1938 until 
1953 and had served as a selectman 
there. He was also chairman of the 
board of selectmen in Wayne and a mem- 
ber of the school committee in Strong. 

Mr. Brown was a 50-year member of 
Subordinates Grange and a member of 
New Century Pomona Grange, of which 
he had been master, lecturer, and trea- 
surer. He was also chief deputy of the 
Maine State Grange for six years and its 
treasurer for several years. A past master 


of the Whitney Lodge of Masons and a 
member of Davis Lodge of Masons in 
Strong for nearly 60 years, he was a char- 
ter member and a deacon of Wayside 
Bible Baptist Church of Livermore. He 
is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Clay- 
ton Brown, whom he married on Nov. 
26, 1908, in Wayne; four daughters, Mrs. 
Guyson Davis of West Paris, Mrs. James 
Whittemore and Mrs. Kenneth Pike, both 
of Livermore, and Mrs. Martha Wilkins 
of Dryden; a son, Donald M. Brown of 
Livermore; a sister, Mrs. Bertha Hatch of 
Kennebunk; a brother, Earl Brown of 
Wilton; 18 grandchildren; and 14 great- 
grandchildren. His fraternity was Delta 

Elwin H. Wells M'06 

Dr. Elwin Harrison Wells, a physician 
in Wakefield, Mass., for nearly 60 years, 
died at his new home in Wakefield, N.H., 
on Feb. 5, 1967, after a long illness. Born 
on Nov. 24, 1880, in Rumney, N.H., he- 
prepared at what is now the New Hamp- 
ton School in New Hampshire, attended 
the Maine Medical School at Bowdoin for 
one year, and then transferred to Tufts 
Medical School, from which he received 
his M.D. degree in 1907. The next year 
he moved to Wakefield, where he prac- 
ticed until his retirement in May 1966, 
when he moved to Wakefield, N.H. For 
more than 40 years he was resident doc- 
tor for the E. E. Boit Home, and from 
1907 until 1912 he was an instructor in 
physiology at Tufts. 

Dr. Wells was a member of the staff of 
the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital and the 
Winchester (Mass.) Hospital, as well as 
a member of the American Medical So- 
ciety, the Massachusetts Medical Society, 
and the Middlesex-East District Medical 
Society. A past president of the Wakefield 
Medical Associates, he was a member of 
many Masonic bodies, a charter member 
of the Wakefield Lodge of Elks, and a 
member of the Odd Fellows and the 
Wakefield Lions Club. His first wife, Mrs. 
Marion Church Wells, died on July 3, 
1916. He is survived by his second wife, 
Mrs. Ida Dickinson Brooks Wells, whom 
he married on Feb. 16, 1938, in Wake- 
field, Mass.; three daughters, Mrs. John 
R. Agurkis of Anson, Mrs. Marion W. 
Carlton of Wakefield, N.H., and Mrs. 
Harry W. Davis of Swampscott, Mass.; 
seven grandchildren; and seven great- 

Christopher Toole '08 

Christopher Toole, 1908 class secretary 
and for a number of years an officer of 
the Bowdoin Club of Washington, D.C., 
died on April 2, 1967, in Washington, 
following a long illness. Born on April 
25, 1883, in Bangor, he prepared for col- 
lege at the local high school and attended 
Bowdoin during 1904-05. In 1910 he was 
graduated from the University of Maine 
Law School. He was an attorney with the 

Travelers Insurance Co. in Hartford, 
Conn., for a year before being transferred 
to Buffalo, N.Y. Leaving the Travelers 
in 1912, he became an insurance broker 
and continued to be in the insurance 
business until 1942, working successively 
in Buffalo and Syracuse, N.Y.; Spring- 
field, Mass.; and Providence, R.I. In 1942 
he went to Washington as assistant man- 
ager of the Hotel Roosevelt, and in more 
recent years he was associated with the 
Hotel Commodore and the Hotel Ebbitt. 
He was an active member of Hotel Greet- 
ers International. 

Mr. Toole had served as class secretary 
for 1908 since 1962. He had been the 
Alumni Council representative, secretary, 
and president of the Bowdoin Club of 
Washington and was also chairman of 
1908's 55th reunion in June 1963. He is 
survived by his wife, Mrs. Reta Callahan 
Toole, whom he married on May 1, 1955, 
in Arlington, Va.; a brother, T. Edmund 
Toole of Nottingham, N.H.; and two sis- 
ters, Miss Agnes Toole and Miss Frances 
Toole, both of Watertown, Mass. His 
fraternity was Theta Delta Chi. 

Lawrence Davis '11 

Lawrence Davis, who for many years 
was associated with the Kendall Co., died 
on Feb. 28, 1967, in Boston, Mass., fol- 
lowing a long illness. Born on Dec. 29, 
1888, in Charlestown, Mass., he prepared 
for college at Higgins Classical Institute 
in Maine and following his graduation 
from Bowdoin was associated with the 
publishing firm of Vickery & Hill in 
Augusta. In 1918 he became advertising 
manager and public relations director for 
the Kendall Co. in Walpole, Mass., with 
which he remained until his retirement 
in 1953. 

Mr. Davis was a member of the United 
Church of Christ in Walpole and a for- 
mer president of the Walpole Country 
Club and the Hospital Exhibitors Asso- 
ciation of America. Also a former mem- 
ber of the Boston Advertising Club, he 
was after his retirement associated with 
the Walpole Woodworkers as a sales 
agent on Cape Cod. He is survived by 
his wife, Mrs. Frances Little Davis, whom 
he married in Brunswick on April 15, 
1914; a daughter, Mrs. Edward Buck of 
Falmouth, Mass.; a son, Robert L. Davis 
of East Walpole, Mass.; and four grand- 
children. He was a member of Beta Theta 
Pi Fraternity. 

George F. Wilson '12 

George Frank (Squanto) Wilson, a 
former major league baseball player and 
founder of Wilson's Dollar Stores, died on 
March 27, 1967, in Augusta. Born on 
March 29, 1889, in Old Town, he pre- 
pared for college at Hebron Academy 
and received his Bowdoin degree in 1913 
as a member of the Class of 1912. He had 
interrupted his college career briefly in 
1911 to play catcher with the Detroit 

Tigers, and in 1914 he tried out for first 
base with the Boston Red Sox. For a 
number of years after that he played 
minor league and semiprofessional base- 
ball and was also a minor league man- 
ager. After teaching in Reading, Mass., 
he served as principal of Winthrop High 
School from 1915 until 1924 and also 
coached baseball and basketball there. 
At the same time he was operating what 
at that time was a five- and ten-cent 
store. After about ten years he bought a 
store at Livermore Falls and in subse- 
quent years acquired additional stores in 
Auburn, Norway, and Lewiston. He re- 
tired officially on Jan. 1, 1957. 

A member of the Masons and the 
Methodist Church for many years, Mr. 
Wilson had served on the budget com- 
mittee in Winthrop and had been chair- 
man of the trustees of the Charles M. 
Bailey Public Library, vice president of 
the Lewiston, Greene and Monmouth 
Telephone Co., a trustee of the Kents 
Hill School, and a member of the ad- 
visory board of the Winthrop, Augusta, 
Hallowell and Gardiner branches of the 
Depositors Trust Co. He is survived by 
his wife, Mrs. Daisy Murray Wilson, 
whom he married on Sept. 16, 1922, in 
Fairfield; a daughter, Mrs. Clyde Roth of 
Winthrop; and three grandchildren. His 
fraternity was Zeta Psi. A scholarship 
fund has been established at Winthrop 
High School in his memory. 

Georce A. Hall '15 

George Albert Hall, president of the 
Houlton Savings Bank since 1949 and a 
prominent businessman, died in Houlton 
on Dec. 25, 1966, after a short illness. 
Born on Nov. 14, 1893, in Houlton, he 
prepared for college at the local high 
school and following his graduation from 
Bowdoin returned to his home town to 
become treasurer of the George A. Hall 
Co. He became its president in 1921 and 
was treasurer of the Houlton Savings 
Bank from 1933 to 1939, and vice presi- 
dent from 1939 to 1949. 

Mr. Hall had served as president of 
the Houlton Chamber of Commerce, as 
chairman for Houlton of World War II 
United States Savings Bond drives, as 
chairman of the Houlton Budget Com- 
mittee for nine years, and as a trustee 
and member of the executive committee 
of Ricker College. For more than 40 years 
he was a trustee of the First Church of 
Houlton (Unitarian). A member of the 
Salvation Army Advisory Committee, he 
was a charter member and treasurer of 
the building committee of the Houlton 
Country Club, a member of the Masons 
and the Elks, and a former member of 
the Houlton Rotary Club and the Medux- 
nekeag Club, and a trustee of the Aroos- 
took General Hospital. He is survived by 
twin sons, Edward L. Hall '56 of Portland 
and George A. Hall III '56, who is in the 
Far East; a sister, Mrs. Tessa Hall Gibson 
of Houlton; and one grandchild. His fra- 
ternity was Delta Kappa Epsilon. 


Robert R. Schonland '21 

Robert Renker Schonland, who for 
many years was in the wholesale grocery 
business in Portland, died on March 18, 
1967, in a Lewiston hospital, following 
a brief illness. Born on June 2, 1898, in 
Portland, he prepared for college at Port- 
land High School and after his gradua- 
tion from Bowdoin joined the family 
sausage making business, Schonland Bros., 
of which he became treasurer and man- 
ager. Later he became associated with 
Cummings Bros., also in Portland. Dur- 
ing World War II he worked at the New 
England Shipbuilding Corp. in South 
Portland. He retired in 1958 and two 
years later moved to Auburn. 

He was a member of the High Street 
Congregational Church. Masons, and the 
Androscoggin Valley Square and Com- 
pass Club. In June 1966 he had been 
elected chairman of the Class of 1921 
50th reunion committee. He is survived 
by a son, Robert R. Schonland Jr. '47 of 
Ridgefield, N.J.; three sisters, Miss Erna 
Schonland and Mrs. Roger Eastman, both 
of Auburn, and Mrs. Frieda Reed of 
South Portland; and two grandchildren. 
His fraternity was Psi Upsilon. 

Donald Crawford '23 

Donald Crawford, who for many years 
worked for the General Electric Co. in 
Somersworth, N.H., as a sanitary en- 
gineer, died on Feb. 24, 1967, after col- 
lapsing at the wheel of his car near York 
Corner. Born on April 2, 1899, in Cam- 
den, he prepared for college at the local 
high school and attended Bowdoin dur- 
ing 1919-20. For a number of years he 
operated his own plumbing business in 
Camden. From 1942 until 1946 he was a 
pipefitter at the Kittery Naval Shipyard 
and then was with General Electric until 
his retirement on May 1, 1964, following 
which he returned to work at the Kit- 
tery Naval Shipyard on a part-time basis. 

Mr. Crawford was a member of St. 
George's Episcopal Church in York Har- 
bor and also of many Masonic bodies. He 
is survived by his wife, Mrs. Evelyn 
Saleeby Waldron Crawford, whom he 
married on July 10, 1965, in Portland; 
three sons by an earlier marriage, Donald 
Crawford Jr. of New York City, Karl 
Crawford of New Haven, Conn., and 
Michael Crawford Hinds of Grafton, 
Ohio; four daughters by an earlier mar- 
riage, Mrs. Priscilla Hinds of Grafton, 
Ohio, Mrs. Judith Scarcella of Needham, 
Mass., Mrs. Cynthia Voigtlander of 
Springfield, Mass., and Mrs. Elizabeth 
Matuga of Portage, Ohio; 13 grandchil- 
dren, and one great-grandchild. His fra- 
ternity was Beta Theta Pi. 

Emery L. Mallett '23 

, Emery Longfellow Mallett, assistant dis- 
trict manager of the Sturtevant District 
of the Central Maine Power Co., died un- 

expectedly on Feb. 5, 1967, in Farmington. 
Born in that town on June 28, 1901, he 
prepared for college at the local high 
school and following his graduation from 
Bowdoin joined the Chesapeake and Po- 
tomac Telephone Co. in Washington, D.C. 
He later worked for the Office of the 
Alien Property Custodian. During this 
period he also studied at George Wash- 
ington University Law School, from which 
he received his LL.B. degree in 1928. 
After four years with the investment firm 
of Paine, Webber & Co. in Hartford, 
Conn., he returned to Farmington in 1933 
as assistant treasurer of the Franklin Coun- 
ty Savings Bank, of which he later served 
as treasurer, vice president, and trustee. 
In 1947 he became associated with the 
Maine Consolidated Power Co. of Farm- 
ington, which in 1966 became part of the 
Central Maine Power Co. 

Mr. Mallett had served as treasurer of 
the Franklin County Memorial Hospital 
and as secretary-treasurer of the Farming- 
ton Village Corporation. He was a trustee 
of the Farmington Home for Aged People 
and the Cutler Memorial Library, a mem- 
ber and past president of the Farmington 
Rotary Club, and a former member of the 
Farmington School Board. He was also 
jury commissioner of Franklin County, a 
former deacon and member of the busi- 
ness committee of the Old South Congre- 
gational Church (United Church of 
Christ) , a member of the Farmington 
Budget Committee, and a director of the 
Maine Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis 
Society. During World War II he was 
chairman of the Franklin County Ration- 
ing Board and had been a member of 
the Franklin County Committee of the 
American Red Cross and Farmington 
chairman of the Y.M.C.A. He was Frank- 
lin County chairman for the College's 
Sesquicentennial Fund from 1948 to 1952 
and had served as president of the Sav- 
ings Banks Association of Maine. He is 
survived by his wife, Mrs. Phyllis Wiley 
Mallett, whom he married on Nov. 6, 
1933, in Hartford, Conn.; a daughter, Miss 
Deborah Mallett of Schweinfurt, Ger- 
many; a sister, Mrs. Charles G. Nickerson 
of Farmington; and a brother, Richard 
P. Mallett '30 of Chevy Chase, Md. His 
fraternity was Alpha Delta Phi. 

J. Henry Johnson '24 

John Henry Johnson, who for many 
years was associated with the Maine Pub- 
licity Bureau, died on Feb. 6, 1967, in 
Warwick, R.I. Born on Dec. 20, 1901, in 
Portland, he prepared for college at 
South Portland High School and follow- 
ing his graduation from Bowdoin was as- 
sociated with the New York Life Insur- 
ance Co. During World War II he worked 
in defense industries in Portland and in 
1946 joined the Greater Portland Public 
Development Commission, with which 
he remained until 1949, when he became 
associated with the Maine Publicity Bur- 
eau, serving as advertising manager, spe- 
cial projects manager, conventions man- 

ager, and field representative. He retired 
on Oct. 1, 1966. 

Mr. Johnson was a life member of the 
Portland Camera Club and was widely 
known in Maine photographic circles. 
For some years he was secretary-treasurer 
of the Greater Portland Advertising Asso- 
ciates. A former member of the Portland 
Club, he was active in the Maine Civil 
Air Patrol, was for some 40 years an 
official at the Maine Intercollegiate Track 
Meet, and was instrumental in organiz- 
ing the first registered Sea Scout Ship in 
Portland. In connection with his work 
as Sea Scout commissioner of the Pine 
Tree Council, he made himself a collec- 
tion of miniature navigation buoys, many 
model boats, sextants, and other models 
of equipment used on boats and ships, 
which were displayed in 1938 at Scout 
headquarters in Washington, D.C. He is 
survived by his wife, Mrs. Berta Lang- 
stroth Johnson, whom he married on 
June 18, 1924, in Portland; a son, Major 
Bruce A. Johnson of North Kingstown, 
R.I.; two brothers, Walter Johnson of 
Lewiston and Clarence Johnson of Fal- 
mouth; and four grandchildren. His fra- 
ternity was Delta Upsilon. 

James Berry '25 

James Berry, a retired automobile deal- 
er, died on March 16, 1967, in Naples, 
Fla. Born on Aug. 19, 1904, in West Har- 
wich, Mass., he prepared for college at 
Arlington (Mass.) High School and fol- 
lowing his graduation from Bowdoin 
joined the Oldsmobile Division of Gen- 
eral Motors Corp. in Detroit, Mich. From 
1934 until 1940 he was in Cincinnati, 
Ohio, still with Oldsmobile, and then was 
back in Detroit for five years before leav- 
ing Oldsmobile and becoming a Buick 
dealer in Cleveland, Ohio. As president 
of Metropolitan Buick, he served as presi- 
dent and a trustee of the Cleveland Auto- 
mobile Dealers Association, as a director 
and chairman of the Legislative Commit- 
tee of the Ohio Automobile Dealers As- 
sociation, and as chairman of the Buick 
Dealers in the National Association. He 
was also a director of the Cleveland Men- 
tal Hygiene Association and a member 
of the Clifton Club, the Westwood Coun- 
try Club, the City Club, the Cleveland 
Safety Council, the Union Club, the 
Chamber of Commerce, and the Citizens 

A past president of the National Auto- 
mobile Dealers Consultants. Mr. Berry re- 
tired from Metropolitan Buick in 1955 
but five years later formed James Berry 
Chevrolet Inc. He retired again in 1961. 
He devoted a good deal of time to the 
Cuyahoga County unit of the American 
Cancer Society and in 1961 was chair- 
man of the Cancer Crusade. He was also 
active in the development council of 
John Carroll University and with the 
Cleveland Better Business Bureau and the 
American Red Cross. In Bowdoin affairs 
he had served as president of the Bow- 
doin Club of Cleveland and as convener 


of the Cincinnati Bowdoin Club. He is 
survived by his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Van- 
dervest Berry, whom he married in Oak 
Park, 111., on Sept. 6, 1930; a son, James 
O. Berry of Lakewood, Ohio; two grand- 
children; and a brother, Osmyn Berry of 
Syracuse, N.Y. His fraternity was Delta 

Roy H. Lane '25 

Roy Hale Lane, head of the mathe- 
matics department at Hamilton-Wenham 
Regional High School, died unexpectedly 
at his home in Essex, Mass., on Jan. 26, 
1967. Born on Feb. 14, 1902, in Rockport, 
Mass., he prepared for college at Glouces- 
ter (Mass.) High School and attended 
Northeastern University for a year before 
entering Bowdoin. Following his gradua- 
tion in 1925 he taught mathematics at the 
College for three years. In the fall of 1930 
he joined the faculty at Gloucester High 
School, where he first taught business 
arithmetic and then economics and law. 
For 25 years he taught biology and gen- 
eral science courses and in 1955 became 
head of the mathematics department. 
Three years later he was appointed head 
of the mathematics department at Hamil- 
ton High School, which in 1962 became 
part of Hamilton-Wenham Regional 
High School. In 1939 he received a mas- 
ter of arts degree from Harvard. 

Mr. Lane founded the Mathematics 
League of the North Shore, which now 
constitutes the Massachusetts Mathematics 
League, of which he served as treasurer. 
For many summers he operated a restau- 
rant and a guest farm in Rockport, Mass., 
where he was also for many years an 
assessor and a member of the board of 
selectmen and the board of welfare and 
public health. He was a member of the 
Essex Conservation Commission, the Cape 
Ann Historical Association, and United 
Lodge No. 8 A.F. & A.M. of Brunswick, 
and had served as both a deacon and 
a trustee of the Universalist Church of 
Rockport. From 1937 until 1940 he was 
treasurer of the Massachusetts Selectmen's 
Association. He was author of a number 
of articles which appeared in the maga- 
zine of the Botanical Society of America. 
Mr. Lane is survived by his wife, Mrs. 
Clara Clark Lane, whom he married on 
June 22, 1926, in Rockport; a son, David 
J. Lane of Essex; a daughter, Mrs. Paul 
Schroeter of Essex; his mother, Mrs. 
Charles P. Lane of Rockport; a sister, 
Mrs. Norman T. Swanson of Rockport; 
three brothers, Charles L. Lane and John 
E. Lane, both of Rockport, and Andrew 
A. Lane of Maiden, Mass.; and five grand- 
children. His fraternity was Kappa Sigma. 

Calvin P. Hubbard '28 

Calvin Perry Hubbard, cost estimator 
at the Whitin Machine Works, died in 
Worcester, Mass., on Feb. 21, 1967, after 
a brief illness. Born on Feb. 15, 1907, in 
North Danville, Vt., he prepared for col- 

lege at Gardner (Mass.) High School and 
attended Bowdoin from 1924 until 1926. 
After cost accounting experience in indus- 
try in Massachusetts and New York, he 
returned to Maine in 1937 and was 
working at the South Portland Shipbuild- 
ing Corp. when he entered the Army in 
1943. Following his return to civilian 
status in September 1945, he returned to 
Maine as office manager for Austin and 
Clark Electric Co. in Auburn. Three years 
later he became cost estimator at the 
Whitin Machine Works in Whitinsville. 
Mr. Hubbard was a member of the 
National Association of Accountants, was 
secretary-treasurer of the Norco Gladio- 
lus Society, and was corresponding sec- 
retary of the New England Gladiolus So- 
ciety. His hobby was gardening, and he 
had been growing gladioli since 1940. 
He wrote many , articles on this subject, 
the latest of which, "Atomic Irradiation 
of Gladiolus Seeds," was published in 
The Gladiolus, the publication of the 
New England Gladiolus Society. He is 
survived by his wife, Mrs. Anne White 
Hubbard, whom he married on Sept. 27, 
1930, in Keene, N.H.; a brother, Robert 
A. Hubbard of Beltsville, Md.; and three 
sisters, Miss Marion E. Hubbard and Mrs. 
Florence H. O'Connor, both of New York 
City, and Mrs. Bernice H. Walters of 
Gardner, Mass. His fraternity was Delta 

Herbert H. Fernald '30 

Herbert Hall Fernald died on Jan. 23, 
1967, in Springfield, Mass. Born in Free- 
port on March 16, 1909, he prepared for 
college at Brunswick High School and 
following his graduation from Bowdoin 
was for several years an editor for the 
Maine Writers Project of the Works 
Progress Administration. From 1941 until 
1946 he served in the Army Air Forces, 
in which he attained the rank of first 
lieutenant. After the war he moved to 
Springfield, where he was a student and 
a writer of popular songs and held vari- 
ous positions. 

Mr. Fernald is survived by a brother, 
Fred W. Fernald of Freeport; and two 
sisters, Mrs. Clarence Holbrook of Free- 
port and Mrs. Chester Smith of Farming- 


Dr. Gilmore Weston Soule, a physician 
and surgeon in Rockland for nearly 30 
years, died on March 30, 1967, in New 
York City, where he was undergoing sur- 
gery for cancer. Born on July 14, 1908, in 
Woolwich, he prepared for college at 
Cony High School in Augusta and fol- 
lowing his graduation from Bowdoin en- 
tered Harvard Medical School, from 
which he received his M.D. degree in 
1935. He interned at the Rhode Island 
Hospital in Providence and also worked 
at the Providence Lying-in Hospital and 
the Charles V. Chapin Hospital in Provi- 

dence. Before establishing his practice in 
Rockland in 1938, he was associated with 
Dr. Robert W. Belknap '13 of Damaris- 
cotta. He was a captain in the Army Air 
Corps from 1943 to 1946. 

Dr. Soule had served as president of 
the medical staff of the Knox County 
General Hospital and as vice president 
of the Maine Group Psychotherapy So- 
ciety. He was a member of the American 
Group Psychotherapy Association, the 
American Medical Association, the New 
England Medical Society, the Maine Med- 
ical Association, and the Knox County 
Medical Society. He was a past president 
of the Episcopal Churchmen of Maine 
and had served as a delegate from the 
Maine Diocese to the general conventions 
of the Episcopal Church in San Francisco 
and Boston. A member of St. Peter's 
Episcopal Church in Rockland, he was 
also a member of the Masons, the Rock- 
land Lions Club, the Josselyn Botanical 
Society of Maine and the Rockland Dis- 
trict Nursing Association, and was a past 
chairman of the Rockland School Board. 
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alice 
Leigh Soule, whom he married in Derry, 
N.H., on March 27, 1933; a daughter, 
Mrs. John M. Ingalls of Waterville; a 
son, Daniel W. Soule '60 of Orono; two 
sisters, Mrs. Robert Bateman of Welles- 
ley, Mass., and Mrs. R. W. Maher of 
Woolwich; two brothers, William Soule 
'36 of Portland and David B. Soule '38 of 
Woolwich; and four grandchildren. His 
fraternity was Zeta Psi. 

Wilmer H. Drake '31 

Wilmer Hudson Drake, a heating and 
air conditioning engineer, died on March 
25, 1967, in Augusta. Born on Dec. 26, 
1907, in Guilford, he prepared for col- 
lege at the local high school and at 
Wilbraham (Mass.) Academy and at- 
tended Bowdoin from 1927 until 1930. 
He was for some years associated with 
the Guilford Clothing Co. and then 
worked for the Lockheed Aircraft Co. in 
California from 1940 until 1948. Upon 
his return to Maine he was self-employed 
as a heating and air conditioning en- 
gineer until he joined the Augusta Supply 
Co. six years ago. 

A member of the Masons and the 
Guilford Methodist Church, Mr. Drake 
was a past president of the Manchester 
Lions Club and for many years was chair- 
man of the Democratic Town Committee 
in Manchester. He is survived by his 
wife, Mrs. Evelyn True Drake, whom he 
married on Feb. 27, 1930, in Berlin, N.H.; 
a son, Hilton W. Drake of Augusta; a 
daughter, Mrs. Judith Fogg of Burling- 
ton, Vt.; a sister, Mrs. Katherine D. How- 
ard of Guilford; and eight grandchil- 
dren. His fraternity was Delta Upsilon. 

Richard S. Miner '32 

Richard Saxton Miner, advertising 
manager of the Boating Almanac, died 

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on March 30, 1967, in Galena, Md. Born 
on July 22, 1909, in Providence, R.I., he 
prepared for college at Tabor Academy 
in Marion, Mass., and at the Moses Brown 
School in Providence and attended Bow- 
doin during 1928-29. After working in 
Providence for many years, he served in 
the Coast Guard during World War II. 
Following the war he was associated with 
the Benjamin F. Emery Co. and then the 
Ralph C. Coxhead Corp., both in Phila- 
delphia. In recent years he has been re- 
gional sales manager for Waterway Guide 
Publications of Jacksonville, Fla., before 
joining the Boating Almanac earlier this 

Mr. Miner was a member of the Chest- 
nut Hill (Pa.) Community Association. 
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ruth 
Huckins Miner, whom he married on May 
27, 1943, in Provincetown, Mass.; and 
three daughters, Miss Nancy M. Miner 
(21) , a student at Barnard College, Miss 
Joan S. Miner (19), a student at Pem- 
broke College, and Miss Allyn J. Miner 
(15) , a high school student. His fraternity 
was Delta Kappa Epsilon. 

George R. Davis '35 

George Rowell Davis, owner of Davis 
Associates, an employment agency in 
Worcester, Mass., died in that city on 
Feb. 7, 1967. Born on Aug. 17, 1911, in 
Webster, Mass., he prepared for college 
at Bartlett High School there and at- 
tended Bowdoin for two years. He was 
for some years associated with a textile 
printing, dyeing, and finishing company 
and eventually became personnel man- 
ager. At the end of World War II he 
joined the A. D. Juilliard Co. of Provi- 
dence, R.I., as personnel director in 
charge of industrial relations. In 1954 he 
became personnel director of John H. 
Breck Inc., of Springfield, Mass., and the 
following year was appointed director of 
industrial relations with Crompton & 
Knowles in Worcester. In 1964 he became 
director of industrial relations with Jud- 
son L. Thomson Rivet and Machine Co. 
in Waltham, Mass., and the next year 
opened the Davis Associates Employment 

Mr. Davis was a member of the United 
Church of Christ, the American Manage- 
ment Association, the Central Massachu- 
setts Employers' Association, and the 

Personnel Directors' Council of Worces- 
ter. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Adele 
Behm Davis, whom he married in Ded- 
ham, Mass., on July 25, 1936; a son, 
Charles G. Davis of Chapel Hill, N.C.; a 
daughter, Mrs. Henry H. Swart of Web- 
ster; a brother, John K. Davis '36 of East 
Woodstock, Conn.; and a grandson, Rich- 
ard K. Swart of Webster. 

Joseph T. Reisler H'40 

Joseph Thomas Reisler, a retired vice 
president of the Manufacturers Hanover 
Trust Co., died in New York City on Oct. 
15, 1966. Born on Oct. 24, 1902, in Balti- 
more, Md., he attended the St. Paul's 
School there and later spent several years 
at Columbia University in its extension 
classes at night. He joined the Manufac- 
turers Trust Co. in 1926 and became a 
vice president in 1939. On April 29, 1966, 
he retired from the Manufacturers Hano- 
ver Trust Co. 

When Mr. Reisler received an honorary 
master of arts degree from Bowdoin on 
June 15, 1940, the citation read by Presi- 
dent Kenneth Sills said in part ". . . one 
of the leaders in the new business field 
of investment counsel, who for several 
years, without financial compensation of 
any sort, has given invaluable aid to Bow- 
doin in many problems concerned with 
its invested funds and is in no small way 
responsible for the present strong posi- 
tion of our portfolio." 

Mr. Reisler is survived by his wife, 
Mrs. Jane Christian Reisler, whom he 
married on June 29, 1934, in New York 
City; a son, Joseph Wells Reisler of 
Pittsburgh, Pa.; a brother, Stanley Reisler 
of Baltimore, Md.; and two grandchil- 

George T. Bowdoin H'52 

George Temple Bowdoin, philanthro- 
pist, retired banker, and a member of 
the family for which the College was 
named, died on Jan. 26, 1967, at the 
Huntington Hospital in New York. Born 
on April 6, 1898, in New York, he at- 
tended the Browning School and the 
Groton School, enlisted in the Army in 
November 1917, and was subsequently 
transferred to the Air Service, in which 
he was a second lieutenant and a pilot. 

After World War I he worked for the 
Bankers Trust Co., until 1926, when he 
became a partner in the private banking 
firm of Winslow, Lanier, & Co. In De- 
cember 1930 the company withdrew from 
business, and he was in charge of its 
liquidation, which took until 1938. He re- 
tired from business at that time but 
maintained an office at 30 Rockefeller 
Plaza in New York to conduct family 

Mr. Bowdoin was a trustee of the Chil- 
dren's Aid Society, to which some years 
ago he gave his ancestral country estate, 
"Netherwood," at New Hamburg, N.Y. 
He was a former chairman of the board 
of governors of the New York Hospital 
and was a member of the board of Nas- 
sau Hospital in Mineola, Long Island. 
From 1931 until 1942 he was mayor of 
the Village of Oyster Bay Cove. During 
World War II he served as a lieutenant 
commander in the Naval Reserve. He was 
a member of the syndicate that built the 
Constellation, winner of the America's 
Cup yacht race in 1964, and was also a 
past commodore of the Seawanhaka Co- 
rinthian Yacht Club and a past treasurer 
of the New York Yacht Club. He had 
served as a trustee of the Opthalmological 
Foundation Inc., the American Museum 
of Natural History, the Greenwich Sav- 
ings Bank, and the Bank for Savings, and 
was a member of the Colonial Lords of 
Manors in America, the New England 
Historic Genealogical Society, the Saint 
Nicholas Society, Saint George's Society, 
and the Naval Order of the United States. 
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Betty 
Rowe Bowdoin; three daughters, Mrs. 
Russell E. Train of Washington, D.C., 
Mrs. Josiah A. Spaulding of Manchester, 
Mass., and Mrs. Albert L. Key of Locust 
Valley, N.Y.; and ten grandchildren. 

The citation read by President Ken- 
neth Sills when Mr. Bowdoin received 
an honorary master of arts degree at the 
College in June of 1952 is as follows: 
"George Temple Bowdoin, of New York 
City, who on this important anniversary 
— the one hundred and fiftieth year of 
the opening of the College — represents 
today by family ties the Bowdoin whose 
name he bears, whose portraits adorn the 
walls of our Art Museum, and whose 
character and ideals have been an impor- 
tant part of our history since the days 
when it was decided to name the unborn 
institution after Governor Bowdoin." 




162nd Commencement / HHH Pays a Visit / Two Views of Vietnam / Negro Poverty & Negro Politics 


Volume 41 Summer 1967 Number 5 

Editor, Edward Born '57. Associate Editors, 
Robert M. Cross '45, Glenn K. Richards 
'60. Assistants, Dorothy E. Weeks, Rita C. 


1967 Commencement 2 

Bowdoin's Arctic Museum 10 

End of an Era 12 
John E. Sheats & James S. Coles 

Two Views of Vietnam 15 
Herbert R. Coursen Jr. & 
Peter J. Mone 

Passage to India— .-1967 22 
John W. Halperin 

Space Age Speech Center 28 

Negro Poverty and Negro Politics 30 
John C. Donovan 

The College 37 

Letters 43 

Alumni Clubs 44 

Class News 45 

In Memory 62 

The Alumni Council 
President, Roscoe C. Ingalls Jr. '43; Vice 
President, Leonard W. Cronkhite Jr. '41; 
Secretary, Glenn K. Richards '60; Treasur- 
er, Glenn R. Mclntire '25. Members-at- 
Large: 1968: F. Erwin Cousins '24, Richard 
C. Bechtel '36, Jeffrey J. Carre '40, Roscoe 
C. Ingalls Jr. '43; 1969: Stephen F. Leo 
'32, Donald F. Barnes '35; Leonard W. 
Cronkhite Jr. '41, Willard B. Arnold III 
'51; 1970: William S. Burton '37, C. Nel- 
son Corey '39, Lawrence Dana '35, Ken- 
neth W. Sewall '29; 1971: Malcolm E. 
Morrell '24, Arthur W. Keylor '42, John 
F. Magee '47, William D. Ireland Jr. '49. 
Faculty Member: Nathan Dane II '37. 
Other Council members are the represen- 
tatives of recognized local alumni clubs 
and the editor of the Bowdoin Alumnus. 

The Alumni Fund 
Chairman, Lewis V. Vafiades '42; Vice 
Chairman, Gordon C. Knight '32; Secre- 
tary, Robert M. Cross '45. Directors: 1968: 
Lewis V. Vafiades '42; 1969: Gordon C. 
Knight '32; 1970: L. Robert Porteous Jr. 
'46; 1971: Albert F. Lilley '54; 1972: 
James M. Fawcett III '58. 

Cover photo: Paul Downing 

Inside cover: HHH pays a visit. For 
more on the Vice President, see page 37. 
Photo by Tom Jones. 

The opinions expressed in the Bowdoin Alumnus 
are those of the authors, not of the College. 
Copyright 1967 by The President and Trustees of 
Bowdoin College. 

Member of the American Alumni Council 
The Bowdoin Alumnus : published Quarterly by 
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine 04011. Ap- 
plication for second class postage permit reentry 
pending at Brunswick, Maine. 



President James S. Coles in his full academic regalia. 

From the informality of 
1927's reception to the pomp 
of the graduation exercises, 
it was a great weekend 

From the warmth and informality of the reception on 
June 8 by the Class of 1927 for Bowdoin's three 
newest emeriti — Director of Student Aid Philip S. 
Wilder '23, Director of Athletics Malcolm E. Morrell 
'24, and College Editor Kenneth J. Boyer — to the 
pomp and pageantry of the 162nd commencement 
exercises on June 10, the 1967 commencement and 
reunion weekend was all that any member of the 
Bowdoin family could hope for. 

The weather was beautiful, and the campus was 
never prettier — thanks to nearly round-the-clock 
efforts by the grounds and buildings staff from the 
time the last patches of snow melted in early May 
until only hours before the festivities were to begin. 

A total of 655 alumni registered in the Moulton 
Union and it is estimated that another 200 to 300 
alumni — bringing the total to about 10 percent of 
Bowdoin's living alumni — were on the campus to 
attend at least part of the weekend's activities. The 
Class of 1942, led by Reunion Chairman Mayland 
H. (Dutch) Morse Jr., had forty-eight of its mem- 
bers register in the Union to top the list. The Class of 
1927 had forty members back, and 1957 ranked 
third with a total of thirty-nine. 

The true officer and gentleman lias his bars pinned on by his mother and best girl. 

Alumni Day was a 
busy day of elections, 
speeches, honors 

Friday, Alumni Day, was the usual busy 
day of elections, lunches, speeches, 
honors, and announcements. 

Eighteen seniors received Army com- 
missions and another was commissioned 
in the Marine Corps Reserve at exer- 
cises in the morning. 

The Society of Bowdoin Women at 
its annual meeting praised Retiring Vice 
President Mrs. Elisabeth C. (Betsy) 
Wilder ('23) for her "untiring efforts 
in the interests of the Society over a 
period of many years." The Society 
elected Mrs. Athern P. Daggett ('25), 
wife of Bowdoin's acting president for 
1967-68, honorary acting president; 
Mrs. Adriel U. Bird ('16) president; 
Mrs. Vincent B. Welch ('38) vice presi- 
dent; Mrs. Harry K. Warren secretary; 
and Mrs. E. L. Knight ('50) treasurer. 

At the Alumni Council meeting, Ros- 
coe C. Ingalls Jr. '43 was elected presi- 
dent; Leonard W. Cronkhite Jr. '41, 
vice president; Glenn R. Mclntire '25, 
treasurer; and Glenn K. Richards '60, 
secretary. Richards announced that the 
alumni had elected William D. Ireland 
Jr. '49, Arthur W. Keylor '42, John F. 
Magee '47 and Malcolm E. Morrell '24 
to four year terms on the Council. 
Alumni Fund Secretary Robert M. 
Cross '45 announced that President 
Coles had named James M. Fawcett III 
'58 a director of the Fund. 

At the annual meeting of the Alumni 
Association, which followed the lunch 
in Hyde Athletic Building, special 
awards were presented to Boyer, Mor- 
rell and Wilder, and five newly elected 
honorary members — including the first 

two women to be so honored — were 
given certificates. Elected were Miss 
Helen B. Johnson, registrar; Mrs. Frank 
F. Sabasteanski ('41), senior nurse at 
the Dudley Coe Infirmary; Sidney J. 
Watson, coach of hockey; Mike Linko- 
vich, athletic trainer; and Boyer. 

In the afternoon some 300 alumni 
and friends heard Professor Philip C. 
Beam of the art department give the 
commencement lecture, "Winslow Ho- 
mer in Maine." Following it, more than 
500 attended the dedication of the 
Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and 
the reception by President and Mrs. 
Coles. The usual large and appreciative 
audience attended the Masque and 
Gown production of Ben Johnson's The 
Alchemist in Pickard Theater Friday 

Honors to all: 1. Sid Watson, one of 
five new honorary members of the Alumni 
Association. 2. President Tom Allen 
(right) accepting banner on behalf of 
Bowdoin's newest graduating class. 
3. Betsy Wilder (right) was all smiles 
when tin Society of Bowdoin Women 
gave her an award. 4- Rocky Ingalls '43 
(left) accepting gavel from the out- 
going president of the Alumni Council 
and Association, Jack Reed '37 . 
5 & 6. Mai Morrell '24 and Ken Boyer 
receiving awards from Reed. 

On their way to the exercises, the alumni file by seniors to extend them congratulations. 

'There's something 
about commencement 
that turns you on' 

"There's something about commence- 
ment that turns you on," admitted a 
not too sentimental young alumnus back 
on the campus for the first time since 
graduating. That "something" is a blend 
of nostalgic alumni, relaxed and re- 
lieved faculty members, hopeful grad- 
uating seniors, and thankful parents. 
Together they exude a feeling of warm 
friendship that makes a love-in in 
Golden Gate Park frigid by comparison. 
The commencement parade is always 
a stirring sight, and this year's was 
given the added excitement of a seven- 
teen gun salute fired by, you guessed it, 
the Class of 1917. No Bowdoin com- 
mencement parade is complete without 
the stirring sounds of Chandler's Band 
or the ever-present members of the 
Class of 1950, whose yearly informal 

reunions approach in size those of the 
five year reunion classes. 

Among the alumni who occupied po- 
sitions of honor in this year's parade 
were Alumni Marshal Harry G. Car- 
penter '57, Old Guard Marshal William 
A. MacCormick '12, and Professor 
George H. Quinby '23, marshal for the 
Governing Boards. At the head of the 
alumni section of the parade marched 
Dr. Henry Gilman '97, Bowdoin's old- 
est living alumnus. 

During the exercises in the New 
Gymnasium, the College added 204 
alumni — six with honorary doctorates, 
eight with master of arts degrees, and 
190 with bachelor of arts degrees — to 
its rolls. 

Two members of the Class of 1967, 
Daniel E. Boxer and William D. Mone, 

were graduated summa cum laude. Sev- 
en received their degrees magna cum 
laude, and forty-one cum laude. One se- 
nior, Stephen R Rand, received highest 
honors in his major field, biology. Thir- 
teen were accorded high honors in their 
majors, and twenty-five got honors. 

At the commencement lunch follow- 
ing the exercises, President Coles an- 
nounced the election to the board of 
trustees of William C. Pierce '28 to 
succeed John H. Halford '07 who re- 
tired after nineteen years' service on the 
Governing Boards. Charles W. Allen 
'34, who earlier resigned as treasurer of 
the College, was elected a member of 
the board of overseers to replace Pierce. 

Alumni Fund Chairman Philip A. 
Smith '29 had good news to report, as 
did the reunion fund chairmen for the 

Classes of 1942 and 1917. Smith re- 
ported that the Fund stood at a record 
$332,000 on commencement day. The 
Class of 1942 announced a new twenty- 
fifth reunion fund record of more than 
$35,000, and the Class of 1917 broke 
all existing reunion fund records with a 
gift of more than $82,000. 

Received with equal delight was the 
news that Willard B. Arnold III '51 had 
won the Alumni Service Award, the 
highest award bestowed on an alumnus 
by the Alumni Association. Currently a 
member-at-large of the Alumni Council 
and a former Alumni Fund director, he 
was the first Bowdoin alumnus in nearly 
twenty-five years to serve as chairman 
of the Alumni Fund for two successive 
terms (1961-63), during which the 
Fund twice reached record levels. 

1. Phil Wilder '23 attended his last 
commencement as assistant to the 
president and director of student aid 
in his customary regalia of mortar- 
board and clipboard. 2. No Bowdoin 
commencement is complete without 
Chandler's Band. 3. Dr. Harry Carpenter 
'57, the alumni marshal. 4. The Class 
of 1950 continues to make its claim. 


Alumni Service Award Winner Arnold 

Oldest Living Alumnus Gilman 

Goodwin Prize Speaker Bushey 

Despite the gaiety, 
the Vietnam War 
was not forgotten 

Although Vietnam is more than 10,000 
miles from the campus, the war going 
on there seemed much nearer at com- 
mencement time. There was, though few 
talked about it, the realization that 
many of the young men who were 
graduating would soon be called to 
fight. The death of Lieutenant Curtis E. 
Chase '65 last spring — he was Bow- 
doin's first casuality in the war — had 
saddened all and moved some to protest 
against continued U.S. involvement. 

Two speakers discussed the issue at 
commencement. Speaking at the ROTC 
commissioning exercises on Friday, 
Captain David B. Humphrey '61, fresh 
from a year's tour in Vietnam, said 
that although the military situation 
"looks good" for the United States, 
"the heart-warming aspect of the Viet- 

namese picture lies in the Revolution- 
ary Development Program" (also known 
as the pacification program). 

"Progress in winning the hearts and 
minds of the people is indeed slow," 
he admitted, "but when a nation is at 
birth, at the grass roots level, the 
march of sociology, politics and eco- 
nomics necessarily takes time." 

He also touched on the issue of dis- 
sent, stating: "Expression of thought 
and honest debate are hallmarks of our 
democratic way of life. And they should 
remain that way. For this reason, I 
condone the verbal challenge to our 
present foreign policy vis-a-vis Viet- 
nam. Objective introspect is always im- 
portant, lest we . . . become too arro- 
gant. But the burning of a draft card 
is not an example of individualism. 


Rather it reveals a weak and selfish 

Bruce L. Bushey '67, winner of the 
Goodwin Commencement Prize for the 
best commencement talk, criticized U.S. 
involvement in Vietnam. A government 
major, he explained that his talk, "The 
Wrong Side of Revolution," was the 
product of a year's independent study 
project. "We have" he said, "allowed 
ourselves to be maneuvered into a po- 
sition as champions of the status quo, 
as opponents of the change which in 
countless countries appears attainable 
only through revolution." 

It was time, he thought, "that we 
citizens cast off our child-like faith that 
the Administration's policy is necessar- 
ily wise, and undertake for ourselves a 
complete reconsideration of our inter- 

ests and our goals in Vietnam." 

Declaring that "it is largely upon my 
generation that the costs of the battle 
fall," Bushey went on: "We are not un- 
willing to die that the security of this 
country might be maintained, but if we 
are to die, we would prefer that it be 
for a just cause and when our security 
is threatened. ... In increasing num- 
bers, we can no longer agree that Viet- 
nam poses a danger to our national 
safety. ..." 

Despite his harsh words, it would be 
inaccurate to report that the gloom of 
Vietnam dispelled the gaiety of Bow- 
doin's 162nd commencement. What 
Bushey and Humphrey did was to re- 
mind each senior that it was a deeply 
troubled, immensely challenging world 
that he was stepping into. 

Honorary degree recipients: 1 . Noel 
C. Little '17, professor of 
physics and Josiah Little professor 
of natural science emeritus, doctor of 
science. 2. William H. Niblock '35, 
Bowdoin overseer and principal of 
Winchester (Mass.) High School, 
doctor of humane letters. 3. Robert 
E. L. Strider II, president of 
Colby College, doctor of laws. 4. 
Edwin D. Canham, editor in chief of the 
Christian Science Monitor, doctor 
of laws. 5. Joseph E. Johnson, 
president of the Carnegie Endowment for 
International Peace, doctor of laws. 
6. William D. Ireland '16, vice 
president of the Bowdoin board of 
trustees, doctor of laws. 


The 12V2-foot Hubbard sledge which Peary 
used on his trip to the North Pole. 

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Dedicated in June, it is a 

tribute to two distinguished 

alumni of the College. 

One of the highlights of the commence- 
ment and reunion weekend was the dedi- 
cation of Bowdoin's Arctic museum which 
has been named in honor of the College's 
two famous explorers, Admiral Robert E. 
Peary 77 and Admiral Donald B. Mac- 
Millan '98. 

It was fifty-eight years ago — on April 
6, 1909 — that Admiral Peary discovered 
the North Pole and wrote in his log those 
memorable words: "The Pole at last! The 
prize of three centuries, my dream and 
ambition for twenty-three years. . . ." Ad- 
miral MacMillan served as Peary's chief 
assistant and is the sole survivor of that 
historic expedition. 

MacMillan, in his ninety-third year, 
and his wife Miriam traveled from their 
home in Provincetown, Mass., to be at the 
dedication. He spoke briefly, in loud and 
clear tones, at one point in the program. 

Representing the Peary family was 
Peary's daughter, Mrs. Marie Peary Kuhne, 
who also spoke. 

The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, 
which occupies the space formerly used 
for the reference room when the library 
was housed in Hubbard Hall, was estab- 
lished by the generous gifts of the Class of 
1925 and other interested alumni and 
friends of the College. 

The museum was designed by Ian M. 
White, a museum designer-curator who ac- 
companied Admiral MacMillan on a trip to 
the Arctic in 1950. White, who for the 
past six years has been assistant director 
of the Brooklyn Museum, assumed a new 
post in June, when he became assistant 
director of the California Palace of the 
Legion of Honor, a museum of fine arts 
in San Francisco. 

Effectively and imaginatively designed, 
the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum is 
subdivided into three sections for the 
purpose of separating the collections into 
chapters giving the exhibition a time 
sequence of Polar exploration. 

The history of Arctic exploration is told 
in the first section by use of etchings, 
engravings and photographs. It begins 
with the daring voyage of Pytheas in the 
4th Century B.C., highlights the Vikings 
in Greenland and the great 17th Century 
explorers such as Henry Hudson, touches 
on the whaling and sealing period of the 
18th Century, and concludes with Peary's 
early expeditions. 

How Peary reached the Pole and the 
methods and equipment he perfected in his 
successful trek are treated in the second 
section. It contains some of the most im- 
portant possessions in the museum collec- 


tion to date: MacMillan's North Pole log 
and one of the five hickory sledges which 
Peary took to the Pole, the sledge appro- 
priately named for General Thomas Hub- 
bard, Class of 1857, who gave the College 
the building which now houses the museum. 

The exhibits in the third section are 
devoted to the Arctic of the first half 
of the 20th Century, the period during 
which MacMillan was active in the North. 
This section is particularly rich in Es- 
kimo artifacts from Laborador, and North, 
South and East Greenland. 

The museum also houses MacMillan's 
extensive library of 35 mm black and white 
film and 16 mm color film — 122,000 feet 
in all — and many thousands of negatives 
and color transparencies. This material, 
combined with both men's recorded voices 
on sound track, will form a valuable study 
collection and has audio-visual potential 
for future development. 

The museum's hours for the remainder 
of the summer are from 10 A.M. until 5 
p.m. and from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays 
through Saturdays, and from 2 to 5 p.m. 
on Sundays. It will be closed on Labor 
Day. When classes resume on September 
27, the museum will be open by arranging 
with a person at the information desk in 
the Moulton Union for a guided tour. 

Mrs. Marie Peary Kuhne (left) represented 
the Peary family at the dedication. 
Admiral and Mrs. MacMillan (below) before 
a photograph of Peary and himself as they 
looked during the 1908-09 expedition, 
when Peary discovered the North Pole. 
Ian White (bottom photograph), designer of 
the museum, with a replica of a carrier 
which houses the odometer used by Peary to 
measure his mileage across Greenland's 
ice-cap in 1895. 




By a voice vote in May the faculty 
abolished regularly scheduled forums, which 
had been held on Mondays and 
Fridays when classes were in session, 
and chapels, scheduled on Wednesdays for 
those who wished to attend them. Published 
here for the historical record are the last 
two talks in the Chapel — by Assistant 
Professor of Chemistry John E. Sheats at the 
final religious service on May 1 7, and by 
President James S. Coles at the final forum 
on May 19. With these talks came the end of 
a Bowdoin tradition of 165 years. 




Epistle to the Romans, the first chapter: "For I am not 
ashamed of the Gospel of Christ; for it is the power of 
God unto salvation for everyone that believeth; to the 
Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righ- 
teousness of God revealed from faith to faith, as it is 
written, the just shall live by faith." 

This service marks the last regularly scheduled Chap- 
el Service at Bowdoin College. Many years ago the Col- 
lege was founded with the concept that a liberal education 
consisted not merely of academic pursuit but also of an 
education in character, in moral and spiritual values as 
well as academic excellence. This tradition has carried 
for many years. The Bowdoin man is distinct, not merely 
for ability to take up a textbook and read it, study it, and 
interpret it, but also as a man of character. 

Society has changed. The views of society have 
changed. The goals of society have changed. And society 
no longer has a consistent position on what it believes. 
A college no longer has a consistent position as to what 
it believes in moral and spiritual values. Increasingly in 
colleges today there is a tendency to say that a student's 
character, his moral and spiritual values are not the con- 
cern of colleges. Their concern is to train him academ- 
ically. What he wants to do in the privacy of his life is 
his own business, provided he does not disturb the public. 

Therefore, when the college no longer has a consistent 
position, and the nation no longer has a consistent posi- 
tion, and it is clear that the heart of the college and of 
the people is not in worship, then it is also clear that 
there is no need to continue to sponsor it. 

But since when did Christ need an official sponsor? 
He got along quite well without one for many, many 
years. In fact, one of the worst things that ever hap- 
pened to the Christian Church was to become the official 
religion of the Roman Empire. When it did become the 
official religion of the Roman Empire, many people joined 
the Church simply because it was expected, because it 
was required, or because it was the Establishment — not 
because they believed in it. 

I think, in many cases, this has been true in this coun- 
try. The Church grew fat on public sponsorship. It was 
assumed that the Church belonged. Ministers were invited 
to dedicate many things. Any new building, any new 
highway had a minister to dedicate it, whether this thing 
was to be used for the glory of God or not. The Church 
belonged. Every town had one. Every school had its 

I believe that God should not be neglected in public 
life, but I also believe that an officially sponsored religion 
is empty unless it comes from the hearts of the people. 


The Church grew complacent in its public sponsorship, 
and it now must realize that it can no longer expect to 
have this position. Society no longer takes for granted 
that the Church belongs. Indeed the question today is 
whether the Church has any relevance to modern society. 
Whether in truth God is not dead. Does the Church be- 
long? Does it really speak for society? Is its message 
meaningful? These are the questions being asked today. 

It is time for students and faculty members at Bow- 
doin to realize that if there is to be any worship here, the 
College is not going to provide it; that it will be up to the 
students to seek out their own moral and spiritual values 
in the local churches or to organize groups of their own 
here on the campus; that the College is not antireligious, 
it is areligious. If a student expects to find any moral or 
spiritual values here, he will have to bring them with him 
and develop them on his own. 

I believe that this is the golden age of the layman. 
We will always need the clergy, for there are certain 
things that require full-time study and devotion, things 
that cannot be gained and fully understood in a short 
period of time. The ordinances, or sacraments, as they are 
called, require the service of a man who has given his 
life to the worship of God. But for many of the ordinary 
needs of worship in this age, it truly is the golden age 
of the layman. A person may worship, not because it is 
the thing to do, not because it is socially accepted, not 
because he makes his living at it, but simply because he 
believes in it. Because he believes that the teachings of 
the Gospel of Christ are true, and that they are worth 
preserving and worth spreading. Because he believes that 
the message of Christ provides the answer to what man- 
kind has been searching for — a purpose in life, peace, a 
guide to living, the most fruitful and meaningful life that 
a person can live, a means of cleansing conscience, a 
means of establishing fellowship with an eternal God 
who lasts forever and does not crumble away like every- 
thing that is material eventually does. 

Because this message endures, and because this mes- 
sage is true, the call today is for laymen who believe it is 
true to carry on the worship of Christ in whatever setting 
is available. I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ. I 
believe it has been true for thousands of years. It will 
continue to be true in the future. Christ was touching the 
hearts of men before this College was founded. He will 
continue to touch the hearts of men when this college 
and this nation have crumbled into dust. 


This forum marks not only the end of the year but also 
the end of an era. 

Until two years ago, the seniors traditionally met for 
the last chapel exercise of the year in Seniors' Last Cha- 
pel. They came as a class and marched out as a body with 

the faculty and underclassmen standing respectfully silent 
in tribute to men about to graduate as they sang the Last 
Chapel Song. 

Today we are assembled not for Seniors' Last Chapel, 
and not for merely the last forum of the year, but for the 
last, last forum. 

In many universities there is concern on the part of 
the students for student power. At Bowdoin there is no 
worry. The Student Council recommends dormitories be 
open to women, and it is so voted. The Bowdoin Orient 
says, "Forums Must Go," and forum's demise is voted. 
The student voice is heard loudly and persuasively, at 
least at this college. 

And obviously, students look upon such actions as 
gains. But there is something lost — something beyond 
mere tradition. 

Lost are the opportunities to thrill to the opening 
chapel address when we return in the fall by the Herbert 
Browns. Lost is hearing the wisdom of long experi- 
ence of the Athern Daggetts, present or future. Lost is 
the chance to hear faculty members or students speak on 
topics of their own concern which they feel should be of 
general interest. Lost are the opportunities to become 
acquainted with newly appointed faculty members as they 
are initiated as forum speakers — to learn something of 
their concerns and interests. Lost is the chance for the 
student to get an inkling of a subject where enrollment 
in a course is not possible or of a professor whom the 
student may never study under. Lost is the simple 
memorial service recognizing the contributions of de- 
ceased trustees, overseers, members of the faculty, stu- 
dents, or recent alumni such as Curtis Chase '65. Lost 
is one of the always too limited avenues for communica- 
tion within the college body — among faculty members, 
students, and officers of the College. Many times have 
the President and the dean squirmed in the faculty forms 
on either side of this lectern as they were politely chas- 
tised or obliquely criticized by the chapel speaker. 

But the world changes and Bowdoin changes, and 
much water has gone over the dam on the Androscoggin 
River since President McKeen called the first eight stu- 
dents of Bowdoin College to prayers on September 3, 
1802, by rapping on the stairs of Massachusetts Hall 
with his cane. The venerable old oak planted by the 
youngest of those eight, George Thorndike, as he left 
that first chapel exercise, still stands outside these doors 
in mute testimony to a tradition of 165 years. 

We are in a new era, and let us not let it become a 
new error. And so, this morning at this last meeting of 
the brief forum experiment, let us look to the future and 
how best we can assure Bowdoin's continuing leadership 
among our colleges and universities. 

Twelve years have passed since discussions leading to 
the Self-Study of 1955 were initiated. During these 
twelve years, the advances and changes which have taken 



place in secondary school education have been such as to 
be almost revolutionary. When the Self-Study was under- 
taken, there were no man-made satellites, let alone men 
walking in space. There were no transistors in commer- 
cial use, let alone computers based on solid state physics. 
There was no colored television or touch-tone dialing. 
The remarkable growth of symphony orchestras and art 
museums from coast to coast had scarcely begun, and the 
intensive study for the development of the libraries of 
the future was just beginning. The period has indeed 
been one of explosive change. 

Meanwhile, many changes have taken place here at 
Bowdoin, most notably in the introduction of the Senior 
Program. The eventual full repercussions of this unique 
and widely studied program are yet to be foreseen. One 
which is obvious to all of us at the College this year 
is the Allen-Biklen-Ranahan report [May Alumnus] 
which will be debated for many months to come, and 
which will provide the impetus for intensive scrutiny of 
the freshman, sophomore, and junior years, particularly 
as related to life outside the classroom. New courses have 
been introduced, and so many minor adjustments to the 
curriculum and to the necessary operating paraphernalia 
of the curriculum have been made as to constitute tinker- 
ing so extensive that the "joint" is beginning to creak. 

We are now at the moment when Bowdoin must re- 
study and scrutinize every aspect of its undergraduate 
curriculum. It must be justified first in the manner in 
which it produces liberally educated men, with their col- 
lege experience relating efficiently to their earlier training 
and effectively to the world in which they will live. The 
curriculum must recognize contemporary society both as 
it is and as it should be. 

An important factor of curriculum development, par- 
ticularly if the student is to appreciate its relevance in his 
own motivation, is the vocational drive behind those seek- 
ing higher education. Liberal arts colleges have generally 
not recognized the vocational drives of college students. 
Liberal education has been thought too pure, too lily- 
white, to have a vocational base or career orientation. 
Yet we stress that students should be aware of the world 

Such career drive is present and important, whether 
the goal of the student is to become a college professor, 
a philosopher, or a classicist. We must recognize that for 
many students (and most fortunately this is the case) 
business and commerce can be as exciting and as intel- 
lectually demanding as can Byron, Keats, or Shelley. We 
must recognize that business and commerce, or law and 
medicine, or politics and government, are as honorable 
and are as necessary to modern life as the purest and 
most esoteric of human pursuits. No profession can 
claim for itself the highest virtue or the greatest altruism. 

Recognition of vocational motivation, however, can- 
not permit the liberal arts college to become illiberal or 
narrow. Obviously men competent to deal with the future 
must be broadly educated, and in their specialization they 
must avoid becoming mere catalogues of present knowl- 
edge and skills, which will always quickly be outmoded. 
Rather, they must concentrate on basic truths, and the 
manner in which they are searched out, broadcast, and 

As we scrutinize our undergraduate curriculum, we 
must simultaneously seek for greater efficiencies in it. 
Efficiencies so that college education may keep its cost 
within ability to pay, both for the individual student and 
for the society which subsidizes his education. Education- 
al leaders or college faculties cannot permit their monop- 
oly in education to lead to wastefulness. 

Whereas the ability of the individual to pay for his 
education is calculated with relative ease, the ability of 
society to subsidize the education of individuals for so- 
ciety's benefit is more difficult to determine. When pres- 
ent efforts are measured in comparison with expenditures 
for items for activity of less consequence or less impor- 
tance, greater support for education is certainly justified. 
But we must recall always that higher education must be 
made available to more and more individuals. Conse- 
quently if means to achieve educational goals can be 
made more efficient and effective, educational oppor- 
tunity will be correspondingly increased. All elements of 
the College — faculty, students, alumni, and Governing 
Boards — must give their attention to this important and 
necessary task. 

As we come to the close of this last forum, as we 
leave this Chapel and close the doors on the empty forms 
for the last time, it seems only appropriate that the final 
words should be those of Seniors' Last Chapel Song. You 
may not know the verse, but you will recognize the re- 

Should auld acquaintance be forgot 
An never brought to mind, 
Should auld acquaintance be forgot 
And days of auld lang syne? 
For auld lang syne, my boys, 
For auld lang syne, 
We'll take a cup o'kindness yet, 
For auld lang syne. 
Farewell, farewell, dear Chapel walls 
And classmates true and kind; 
These mem'ries fond we'll ne'er forget, 
Or days of auld lang syne. 

For auld lang syne, my boys, 
For auld land syne, 
We'll take a cup o'kindness yet, 
For auld lang syne. 






With the exception of World War II, some 
loyal American citizens have dissented every 
time the United States has been at war. Only 
a third of the colonists supported the Revo- 
lutionary War. Dissent was prevalent in vary- 
ing degrees during the War of 1812, the 
Mexican War, the Spanish-American War 
of 1898, World War I, and the Korean Con- 
flict. The Civil War, of course, grew out of a 
basic split between Americans. 

History is occasionally on the side of the 
dissenters. Certainly, the Spanish-American 
War was our headlong rush into imperialism. 
And it is not difficult to find today Americans 
who, rightly or wrongly, refer to Korea with 
contempt, calling it "Harry Truman's War." 

In such a historical context, disagree- 

ment over United States involvement in Viet- 
nam should come as no surprise. It is out of 
a deep respect for the tradition of free speech 
in this nation that the Alumnus publishes 
the following two articles, which do not so 
much present both sides of an argument as 
they portray the basically different ap- 
proaches which many American citizens have 
taken in trying to arrive at their own con- 
clusions on the issue. 

Both authors have served their country. 
Neither considers himself a pacifist. Herbert 
R. Coursen Jr., an assistant professor of En- 
glish, was a fighter pilot in the Air Force 
during the early 1950's. Peter J. Mone '62, a 
captain in the Army, is currently serving in 




Foreign policy and the new technology. 

A German corporal, on guard duty at Dachau in 1944, 
watches three men try to dump Zyklon B down into a gas 
chamber. It is normally a four man job and the under- 
manned crew calls for help. The corporal is ordered to 
assist. He hesitates. "If you don't go," the commandant 
shouts, "we'll open the door. There's always room for 
one more." This, the story of Corporal Stark from Peter 
Weiss's The Investigation, raises several questions. First, 
obviously, what would we have done? Stark helped the 
crew empty the canisters. A more basic question is how 
could a man be placed in such a position, where he must 
either die or be forced to kill others? Corporal Stark 
helped dump the gas because Corporal Starks before him 
had not cried "stop!" soon enough, had not exercised the 
fundamental obligation of human beings, had not under- 
stood the issues. 

What are the issues? In the medieval and even in the 
renaissance world, the Church offered man a framework 
within which to place most of his problems, particularly 
his moral and spiritual problems. From birth to death, 
and beyond, the Church was there with words and ritual. 
Today, when God is dead, or, to put it another way, 
when religion plays so small a part in the lives of most 
men, man's moral and spiritual problems find no format 
and must either coil in frustration — what in modern 
mythology we call psychological problems — or must seek 
new systems for expression. So far, few new formats have 
been presented. Instead, we witness increasing negation, 
the devolution from Chaucer's "Aprill" with its sweet 
showers, its fusion of spirit and substance, into Eliot's 
"crudest month" — the negation Yeats describes with 
compelling metaphor: 

Turning and turning in the widening gyre 

The falcon cannot hear the falconer; 

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; 

Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, 

The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere 

The ceremony of innocence is drowned; 

The best lack all conviction, while the worst 

Are full of passionate intensity. 

If God is dead, what is man's function? Man suddenly 
is without preordained purpose — obviously he is not here 


to worship a dead deity. So man becomes a thing, a bio- 
logical development, advanced, but as Camus suggests, 
advanced in hatred as well as in love, in destruction as 
well as in creativity. Camus points at a central fact of 
our times, that many men, perhaps most, accept their 
thingness, accept the status of being a machine, intricate 
and subtly designed, but a thing — and a thing which may 
after all be emulated and surpassed. We now have arti- 
ficial hearing devices, limbs, and organs. How long before 
we develop artificial consciousness? Not long, apparently, 
according to a recent advertisement in which the manu- 
facturer exclaimed: "Computer researchers are teaching 
electronic brains to perform certain basic humanistic 
intellectual functions." An advertisement for a film called 
The Living Machine asks, "Instead of crude robots will 
we one day create beings superior to ourselves, beings 
who will survive us on this planet?" 

Humanity seems suddenly obsolete, or at very least, 
as Emerson said 130 years ago, "Things are in the saddle 
and ride mankind." Lewis Mumford pointed at the 
dichotomy recently before Senator Ribicoff's Subcom- 
mittee when he explained why the same wondrous tech- 
nology which turns out rockets, satellites, and bombs will 
not work in neighborhoods composed of human beings. 
The technological method, he said, "can be applied only 
to those structures or machine assemblages that can be 
designed without the faintest regard for the human factor, 
and without any feedback from the human reaction." In 
other words, technology has somehow forgotten about 
man whom it was designed to serve. Instead the human 
serves the machine. 

Thoreau's man was quiet but desperate; Karl Jaspers' 
man (as depicted in Man in the Modern Age) is merely 
quiet, like the Stranger of Camus, whom Paul Tillich 
describes as "a stranger because he nowhere achieves an 
existential relation to himself or to his world. Whatever 
happens to him has no reality and meaning to him: a love 
which is not a real love, a trial which is not a real trial, 
an execution which has no justification in reality. There is 
neither guilt nor forgiveness, neither despair nor courage 
in him. He is described not as a person but as a psycho- 
logical process which is completely conditioned, whether 

he works or loves or kills or eats or sleeps. He is an object 
among objects, without meaning for himself and therefore 
unable to find meaning in his world. When our soldiers 
were brainwashed by the Chinese during Korea, they 
could be made to forget almost everything — home towns, 
wives, children, even mothers. The one image which 
could not be obliterated, that which rested solidly in the 
deepest, most unwashable layer of consciousness, was the 

An object among objects, a thing among things, who 
helps dump Zyklon B on other things, who, because they 
did not understand the nature of the thing-world marched 
automatically and with terrible quiet to their deaths. The 
point is not that we must develop the moral fibre to say 
no, not that we must rewrite the Boy Scout Creed to con- 
form to the 20th Century, but that we must somehow 
avoid the growth of a system which might force us to 
make the awful decision Corporal Stark had to make, the 
choice between death or thingness — another kind of death. 
Man can revolt against thingness. We see such revolt 
all around us, as surely as history once witnessed the 
storming of the Bastille and of the Winter Palace. We 
see the Negro, 100 years from slavery, revolting against 
the dark scars, the black marks invisible to white eyes, 
against a condition which has continued in ways subtle 
and unsubtle since the Proclamation of Emancipation. We 
see the student revolting against becoming a series of 
perforations on an I.B.M. card, against being folded, 
spindled, mutilated into cardboard oblivion. We see him 
revolt against the professor's image flickering at him from 
the TV screen; in this case the medium is the meaning- 
lessness. The heavyweight champion of the world rebels 
against fighting in what he calls a white man's war. And 
we might wonder whether negotiations would have begun 
long ago were we killing white men over there. These 
protests, when exemplified by Carmichael, Savio and 
Mohammed Ali, are extreme, inflammatory, wrong- 
headed, unpatriotic — all that anyone says they are. But 
they also tell us something, and we had better not say, 
"Let them eat cake." They are saying, don't treat us as 
so much dead information punched on a card. As Sen- 
ator Fulbright said, speaking of the CIA infiltration of 
student groups: 

It is, I believe, this loss of interest in the traditional 
values of American democracy that has alienated so 
many of our younger generation. Still believing in Jef- 
fersonian principles, they have sensed and are deeply 
offended by their elders' reversal of ends and means. 
Underlying their protest and dissent, even when it 
takes extravagant forms, is the belief in the individ- 
ual as an end not a means. And as the gap between 
practice and traditional values widens, so does the 
gap between generations, generating in the young 
that terrible feeling of inability to make their ideas 
and convictions understood — a feeling which is not 

just an affliction of youth but of moralists in an 
unbelieving age. 
Or, as sociologist Edgar Friedenberg says: 

The dissenting students, or "new student radicals," 
are, by and large, the only people who have done 
anything serious to assert the root values of our so- 
ciety, to insist upon serious attention to moral issues 
as they appraise America's current course. They, and 
some civil-rights people, are the defenders of consti- 


The Dissenters Are Right 

n other words, the dissenters are right — that is, if 
human beings have any future. But then, things may be 
so firmly in the saddle that they cannot be dislodged. It 
may be that abstractions, like the patriotism Hemingway 
questioned forty years ago in A Farewell to Arms and 
like the anti-Communism Senator Fulbright questions 
today, may have become more important than the people 
for whom the principles were supposedly designed. 

As I write, the war in Vietnam grows and grows. I 
hope that by the time these words appear we will have 
reached a meaningful settlement there. The war repre- 
sents the ultimate in thingness, potentially the triumph 
of thingness. Every time we escalate, we claim that we 
are taking a further step toward peace. Can this be so? 
So far the answer has been an unqualified no. How far 
are we willing to go in the contradictory quest for peace? 
To World War III? 

And what lies at the heart of the paradox? Immanuel 
Kant tells us: "Never treat any human being as a means 
but always as an end." We have forgotten this great im- 
perative and are waging war for an abstraction — to save a 
country from Communism. Yet we have ravaged the very 
country we are saving. The only people we have helped 
are the prostitutes and profiteers. Our own estimates — 
very conservative according to Senator Edward Ken- 
nedy's recent study — suggest that 50,000 South Vietna- 
mese civilian victims of our military action in the South 
will be treated in our medical facilities in 1967. This is 
a strange way to save a people. It is like dragging a man 
before a firing squad and saying to him, "Remember, we 
are doing this for your own good." The abstraction — to 
fight Communism — has become more important than the 
people. The people are sacrificed to the generalization, 
and suddenly we find ourselves in the company of Nazi 
Germany which sacrificed 6 million Jews, Gypsies, and 
assorted Slavs to the principle of racial purity, and of 
Soviet Russia which slaughtered 5 million Kulacs to serve 
the principle of collectivization. Those who resent the 
equation might heed the testimony recently given the 
House Committee on Foreign Relations by Professor 
David N. Rowe, director of graduate studies in interna- 



tional relations at Yale. Rowe proposed that the U.S. 
buy all surplus Canadian and Australian wheat to produce 
mass starvation in China. 

Mind you, I am not talking about this as a weapon 
against the Chinese people. It will be. But that is 
only incidental. The weapon will be a weapon against 
the Government because the internal stability of that 
country cannot be sustained by an unfriendly Govern- 
ment in the face of general starvation. 
People have become explicitly incidental. If Rowe's 
proposal is merely a gruesome hope for the future, to 
what, we might ask, are the energies of this nation now 
dedicated? To a war of attrition — as General Westmore- 
land admits — to what some would call a war of annihila- 
tion, basing their case on the kill-ratio and body-count 
statistics released after each battle? Some would say that 
our national purpose — that for which our talents and 
our money and our lives are now being spent — is to kill. 
If our national purpose is to kill, then in what way do 
we differ from the enemy? We forget our own history and 
come to resemble him more each day, as Professor Henry 
S. Commager reminded the Senate Foreign Relations 
Committee recently: 

The reason we are trying to win the contest with 
Communism is precisely because we want the triumph 
of the open mind, the triumph of freedom, the tri- 
umph of the unimpeded investigation of every scien- 
tific, every moral and philosophical question, and if 
we corrupt that process at the very outset, we may 
win the contest with Communism and lose the pur- 
poses for which we are contesting. 
Are we becoming the enemy? Consider this news item: 
Some Air Force officials now argue that the final 
stage of the escalating air war over North Vietnam 
should be a World War II type of punitive bombing 
of population centers as well as industrial sites. They 
think that this may be the only way to force Ho Chi 
Minh into peace negotiations. 


"London: 1940' 

ne is reminded of the happy paradox posed recently 
by the Reverend R. J. De Jaeger, regent of the Institute 
of Far Eastern Studies at Seton Hall University. He ex- 
plained that like all who have lived under Communism 
the North Vietnamese "would be perfectly happy to be 
bombed to be free." The problem, as some military men 
see it, is that we are not escalating fast enough, as this 
Associated Press dispatch of May 1967 suggests: 

Many military men believe gradual escalation of 
U.S. bombing hardened the North Vietnamese psy- 
chologically and steeled them to a long war. 

Are the service chiefs really 
thinking way ahead of civilians? 
No. If we follow the logic of this 
story both contingents are en- 
gaged in the same deadly lock- 
step toward World War III. It is 
just that the military seems to 
want it sooner. 

These uniformed professionals feel the bombing's 
impact on the North Vietnamese will to fight would 
have been more telling if American planes had been 
free from the start to hit at a wide range of targets. 

They also contend the long-standing immunity 
granted to some kinds of targets enabled the North 
Vietnamese to concentrate air defenses around targets 
they figured eventually would be hit — and that this 
has raised the cost in U.S. planes and lives. 

Generally, these military men argue that the U.S. 
policy has added up to too little, too late. 

Bit by bit, civilian authorities have been approving 
targets long urged by the Joint Chiefs of Staff. 

This has prompted military professionals to claim 
the service chiefs were thinking way ahead of the 

The item prompts several reactions. First, it uses the 
"London: 1940" analogy on both sides of the argument; 
some bombing strengthens will to resist, but more bomb- 
ing would destroy will to resist. Second, it shows that 
North Vietnamese have anticipated escalation, thereby 
showing the hopelessness of our "bombs for peace" pro- 
gram. Finally, are the service chiefs really thinking way 
ahead of the civilians? No. If we follow the logic of this 
story, both contingents are engaged in the same deadly 
lock-step toward World War III. It is just that the mili- 
tary seems to want it sooner. 

Are we becoming the enemy? Consider this item from 
a recent article by Malcolm W. Browne, who has spent 
more time in Vietnam than any other American corre- 

In 1964 a young American civilian official gave 
me a story in good faith about a very interesting pro- 
gram . . . [involving] the use of terror and assassina- 
tion against the Viet Cong — a distinctly new U.S. 
approach to warfare. In fact, a U.S. agency actually 
had printed 50,000 paper tags with sinister pictures 
of human eyes, designed like the mark of the old 
"Black Hand" society, to symbolize death. The tags 


were to be pinned to the bodies of assassinated Viet 
Cong officials, or used to terrify other Viet Cong 

If we must employ the enemy's techniques what are 
we fighting for? And if we win, what do we win? We may 
in the end be subjected to what Judge Learned Hand calls 
"a despotism as evil as any that we dread." 

The Nazis — all the lunatics who found themselves 
suddenly not on the fringe but in the center of power — 
were tried for crimes against humanity. Regardless of or- 
ders, these men should have observed the higher law, 
which holds that the human being is inviolate, an end 
never a means. The Nazis, by neglecting this imperative, 
allowed themselves to become things. Eichmann was a 
logistics expert. What did it matter what he was trans- 
porting? It was a technical problem which he brilliantly 
solved. The Nazis let out bids and Farben came up with 
Zyklon B. What did it matter what it was for? It was 
economical and efficient. 

A final item from a recent newspaper combines the 
thingness against which I protest with the war which has 
resulted from the dominance of thingness : 

WASHINGTON (AP)— Under a new computer- 
ized operation, the Pentagon provided for the first 
time today a numerical breakdown of Vietnam com- 
bat deaths by states. Maine's toll is 57, compared to 

30 from neighboring New Hampshire and eight from 
Vermont. California led with 683. The computer also 
revealed that more men have died at the age of 20 
than any other age, and enlisted men outnumbered 
officers 6,873 to 950. When fully operational later 
this week, the computer system will also be able to 
tell the major causes of American deaths in combat. 
Vietnam is merely an example of what seems to be 
happening, the best and perhaps final evidence of what 
we have forgotten. "Man," says Sartre, "is condemned 
to freedom." Freedom is dangerous. Without God, with- 
out an institution like the medieval church to monitor our 
moral and spiritual lives, we live in peril of our choices. 
If we choose the world of thing, the world of unliving 
object and dead abstraction, we ignore the ideal which, 
if God is dead, is the only one available — humanity. And 
if we ignore humanity we live in peril of our souls — the 
existential soul with which we make choices, with which 
we identify ourselves and project ourselves to those 
around us. Freedom need not be condemnation. As Kant 
has written: "It is man's highest task to know what one 
must be to be a human being." In forgetting Kant's im- 
perative — that human beings must be ends and never 
means — we are in danger of losing our humanity, of 
becoming like Corporal Stark, mere moving parts in a 
terrible machine. 



The case for Revolutionary Development. 

The average American soldier in Vietnam today does not 
differ very much physically or mentally from his counter- 
parts in World War II and Korea. Like them, he still has 
to dig in, slog through the mud and muck, and expose 
himself daily to the dangers and horrors of life in a com- 
bat zone. 

But unlike the GI's of our past conflicts, today's sol- 
dier must be more than just a fighting man. He is fighting 
a war that is unconventional, rather than conventional. 
He receives newspapers from home that are often filled 
with the cries of those who oppose the draft and our in- 
volvement in Vietnam. Finally, not only must he be a 
good fighting machine against a very cunning enemy, but 
he must also be a diplomat, a road builder, a fighter 
against mankind's faceless enemies — pestilence, famine, 
disease, and death. Today's soldier does not sweep 
through a village or hamlet, clearing it of the enemy and 

then departing. Today's soldier fights the enemy, but he 
also tries to rebuild and pacify the area which the enemy 
formerly held. His mission is to afford the people of Viet- 
nam a sense of security and safety in which the people 
will work to better themselves and will endeavor to estab- 
lish democratic government and instrumentalities. 

Headlines in U. S. newspapers religiously report 
Allied successes on the battlefield, painstakingly denoting 
the number of Viet Cong or North Vietnamese killed by 
friendly forces in South Vietnam. An enemy body count 
indeed makes for good headlines, but it obscures the other 
war being waged in Vietnam. In the long run, this other 
war will determine whether or not our efforts in Vietnam 
come to fruition. This unglamorous, often unpublicized, 
side of our conflict in Vietnam is called the Revolution- 
ary Development Program. 

Revolutionary Development is the name selected by 



the government of South Vietnam to describe its program 
to bring the country to a state of modern, viable indepen- 
dence. In order to defeat Communism in Vietnam, we 
must destroy not only the Viet Cong combat forces, but 
also the Communist infrastructure that enables the Viet 
Cong to control the hamlets. Revolutionary Develop- 
ment attempts to provide an atmosphere of safety and 
security under which the citizenry will be able to enjoy 
freedom, justice under law, and economic progress. 

In December 1966, Vietnamese and U. S. authorities 
inaugurated Operation Fairfax in Nha Be District, Gia 
Dinh Province, an area just six kilometers from the cap- 
ital city of Saigon. Nha Be District formerly enjoyed the 
reputation of being an area in which the Viet Cong 
operated with relative impunity. Its close proximity to the 
capital and its many inland waterways leading from Song 
Nha Be, the main shipping channel to Saigon's ports, 
made Nha Be District a prime target of Viet Cong con- 
trol. To gain domination and control of Nha Be, the Viet 
Cong established an elaborate and extensive infrastruc- 
ture to collect taxes, recruit guerrillas, and to exercise 
harsh discipline over the inhabitants. 

In the second week of January 1967, the Second 
Battalion, Third Infantry (Old Guard) of the 199th In- 
fantry Brigade assumed operational control of Operation 
Fairfax from the Third Brigade, Fourth Infantry Divi- 
sion. Under the leadership of Lt. Col. William Healey, 
the Old Guard has worked in close concert with the dis- 
trict chief and Vietnamese Armed Forces to implement 
the Revolutionary Development Program envisioned by 
Operation Fairfax. 

One of the initial problems to be encountered was 
that of ridding Nha Be District of the Viet Cong's local 
force battalion. Through the joint efforts of the South 
Vietnamese Army and U. S. Forces, patrols, ambushes, 

The typical soldier today is quite 
unlike his predecessor in other 
wars fought by U.S. forces, for 
he is both a fighter and a builder. 
Through his efforts and through 
more programs like Operation 
Fairfax, the Vietnamese people 
will indeed be able to rid them- 
selves of Communism and will 
establish a viable, democratic, 
and prosperous state. 

and helicopter assaults have, in the space of a few short 
months, driven the Viet Cong's Fifth Battalion from the 
district. Between Jan. 13 and June 30, the Old Guard 
compiled a Viet Cong body count of 293 while losing 
five of its own men to enemy gunfire. Numerous Viet 
Cong ordnance and supply depots were destroyed and 
more than 166 pounds of documents and forty-nine 
weapons were captured. The Combined Intelligence 
Center at Nha Be processed 1,600 detainees during the 
period. Of these, 116 were confirmed as Viet Cong pris- 
oners of war and 284 were designated as draft dodgers. 
Through close cooperation and coordination U. S. and 
South Vietnamese forces were able to react quickly on 
reliable intelligence information. 


The Chieu Hois 

he tactical operation carried on by the Old Guard 
has caused a great influx of Chieu Hois in the Nha Be 
District and in the surrounding areas. More than 120 
Viet Cong have rallied to the local Chieu Hoi Center since 
Jan. 13 and the information gained from these former 
Viet Cong furnishes the South Vietnamese Army and 
U. S. forces with intelligence that further enhances the 
opportunity to rid Nha Be District of all Viet Cong 

Operation Fairfax has also resulted in a close blend- 
ing of tactical operations and civic aid, especially in its 
cordon and search activities, which have been named 
Country Fair Operations. On a Country Fair Operation 
usually two infantry companies surround a village in 
the midst of the night. After the village is surrounded, a 
team of representatives of the Combined Intelligence 
Center enters the village and screens the entire populace, 
looking for information about the Viet Cong infrastruc- 
ture and checking the blacklist to see if any members of 
the infrastructure are present in the village. At the same 
time, the American civil affairs officer (S-5), the district 
chief, a Vietnamese psy-ops (psychological operations) 
team, and an American medical team enter the village 
and meet with the village chief to discuss plans for im- 
proving the welfare and economy of the village's inhabi- 

Goals and objectives are decided upon and within the 
day American troops arrive to set about the tasks of re- 
pairing footbridges and roads, improving sanitation fa- 
cilities, building school houses, and in short, performing 
the type of activities that are done by the Peace Corps 
representatives in other countries. 

An S-5 team then sets up a medical center and the 
villagers come to be inoculated, treated, and given medi- 
cine for various ailments. Clothes, food, and school kits 



Captain Mone and a group of children in An Phu. 

are dispensed to the village's inhabitants. Lt. Col. Healey 
feels that through programs such as these the people will 
build up a sense of trust and confidence in their govern- 
ment and will work hard to better their living conditions 
and local government. Says Healey, "This type of pacifi- 
cation will eventually result in providing the people of 
Vietnam with a stable democratic government and will 
work toward annihilating the influence formerly held by 
the VC through their infrastructure in such critical areas 
as Nha Be District." 

How does the average soldier of the Old Guard feel 
about his dual role of fighter and pacifier? He assumes a 
devout sense of responsibility and pride toward the Viet- 
namese people whom he is helping to get back on their 
feet. The four rifle companies of the Old Guard do not 
inhabit a fancy base camp with all the luxuries often 
found in battalion-size camps. Rather, each company 
fives in a hamlet with the people it is trying to help day 
after day. When he is not actually engaged in a com- 
bat assault or ambush the individual soldier devotes his 
time to bettering the living conditions of the people in the 
hamlet occupied by his company. 

One man may be preoccupied with bettering the 

hamlet's road system, while others help out the local 
farmer by teaching him how to improve agricultural tech- 
niques. Others improve sanitation facilities, build foot- 
bridges, repair school houses, and do anything they can 
to improve the village. 

This is the typical soldier of the Old Guard. He is 
quite unlike his predecessor in other wars fought by U. S. 
forces, for he is both a fighter and a builder. Through his 
efforts and through more programs like Operation Fair- 
fax, the Vietnamese people will indeed be able to rid 
themselves of Communism and will establish a \iable, 
democratic, and prosperous state. 

This is the other side of the war in Vietnam. Lt. Col. 
Healey and the Old Guard, with the close coordination 
and cooperation of the Vietnamese authorities and 
forces, are defeating the faceless enemy. In doing so, they 
are instilling in the people of Nha Be District a high 
degree of trust and responsibility in the government of 
South Vietnam. The Old Guard's mission and its opera- 
tions in Nha Be do not get the spectacular headlines 
in the press that other American forces in Vietnam often 
get, but in the long run its accomplishments will result in 
valuable dividends as yet unrealized. 


In this land of anomalies, the people have a pathological fear of Com- 
munism and an abiding distrust of capitalism. Few are happy, and 

fewer still are fat. But to expect them to revolt is wishful thinking. 



Christ left home at the age of twelve. India's age, at that 
time, was approximately 3,000 years. Today, India is old 
and poor but enigmatically vibrant — civilization's cradle, 
endlessly rocking. 

One steps out of the airplane at Delhi's Palam Air- 
port into another century. Water buffalo, camels, oxen, 
monkeys, cows, dogs, elephants, weasels, peacocks, and 
storks roam the streets. Women carry huge pitchers on 
their heads, men are often turbaned and bearded. Country 
scenes, with oxen plowing the fields, are inexorably bib- 
lical. Town scenes, the open marketplaces, are inevitably 
medieval. In cities such as Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur the 
streets are incredibly filthy, the beggars numerous, the 
smells of burning cow dung and incense ubiquitous. Cow 
dung is a precious fuel in India, burned nightly to keep 
street-dwellers warm, and the result is a smoky haze 
every evening at sunset. 

Now and then one sees a human corpse in the street. 
Often one sees the corpses of animals. Dogs, low-caste, 
are stoned or starve to death; cows, sacred (at least in 
New Delhi), roam unmolested, although a sizeable pro- 
portion of India's 490 million people is starving. It is the 
triumph of superstition over survival, a monument to 
stoicism in a country where the body is considered merely 
a transient vehicle carrying temporarily the unquenchable 
soul to its next incarnation. 


There are few happy-looking people in India, and, 
after I left, no fat ones. Everyone's ribs show — even those 
of the animals. 

There are exceptions to the scenes of unmitigated 
squalor. The tombs of Shastri, Nehru and Ghandi, neigh- 
boring the new electric crematorium (saves fuel), are 
beautifully manicured. Parts of New Delhi, such as De- 
fence Colony and Chanakya Puri — where the sumptuous 
homes of foreign diplomats, foundations, and Indian plu- 
tocrats lie yards from the tree-shaded avenues — testify 
to the patently unequal distribution of wealth in this vast 
country. The Birla Temple, built by a Hindu millionaire, 
strikes one not so much as late Mogul architecture as 
early Radio City. The Moslem mosques, inhabited con- 
stantly by veiled women and barefoot men, are kept up. 

But these scenes are less typical than those one finds 
along Chandni Chowk, the famous market street of Delhi. 
Here — among thousands of people, animals, horse- and 
human-drawn tongas, and Indian pedestrians and Amer- 
ican tourists peering uneasily out of chauffeur-driven 
Mercedes — the dogs go on with their doggy lives, In- 
dians buy from open shops, cartloads of goods are de- 
livered, removed or dumped in the street, black-market 
changing of foreign currencies is common, and the stench 
of stale urine obliterates the sweet smell of incense as the 
natives expedite their personal needs in the street. Here 

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people buy spices for their curry, betel to chew, raw 
fabrics for clothes, and jewels. Here, as always, pedes- 
trians and riders alike move at a snail's pace, weaving in 
and out between animals, bicycles, people, and carts. 
Here, in this trenchantly vibrating version of the Halles 
of Paris (soon, alas, to be extinct), quotidian abjection 
is weakly, very weakly, sent staggering off for a few more 
hours and life goes on. Here, if possible, there are more 
motorcycles than there are in Copenhagen. 

Everywhere the British influence is dimly but persis- 
tently seen. Those who can afford it have breakfast in 
bed, lunch at one, tea at four, and dinner at nine. When 
the food is not hot Indian curry it is bland British mutton 
(the Indians had the misfortune to be ruled for many 
years by the world's worst cooks). Servants are numer- 
ous and obsequious. The national pastime is cricket. 
Most street signs are in English. Indian cars have right- 
hand drive and traffic direction is opposite to ours, as it 
is in England. The most spacious mansions belonged 
originally to English officials and the local maharajahs 
who cooperated with them. There are, incredibly enough, 
still several hotels in Delhi in which no Indians, no matter 
how high their caste, may stay. The most educated In- 
dians speak English with an Oxonian accent. 

When a Caucasian stops in the country or gets out of 
his car in the crowded city, the results are inevitable. 
Snake-charmers, keepers of dancing bears, and those who 
have nothing to offer but their poverty gather magically 
where, a few moments before, there was nothing but a 
camel or two grazing on tree leaves and inviting inspec- 
tion. The cobras kept by the snake-charmers are defanged 
and must constantly be reminded by their owners to look 
charmed, usually by way of the flat of the hand during 
the flute solo. One half expects the impresario to end the 
performance by telling his cobra to "Say good-night, 

Grade," but his exit line is usually "Five rupees, please." 
The poor bears are moth-eaten. The camels, out of zoos 
as well as in them, look mangy and supercilious. Ele- 
phants are chiefly employed carrying people from Iowa 
and Connecticut up hills for thirty-seven rupees (a rupee 
is worth about 13Vi cents). 


India's Monuments 

ndia's monuments and historical landmarks are, with 
some notable exceptions, generally disappointing. The 
trouble is, little is left of them. Unlike the historical 
remains of England, France, Germany, Austria, Italy 
and even Spain, India's are mostly hollow shells. They 
are notable for displaying holes in the walls where price- 
less jewels once were — long since lifted by Turks or Per- 
sians. Those buildings left standing are usually monu- 
ments to maharajahs of earlier periods, monuments in 
what Chicagoans might refer to as the Balaban and Katz 
style and others, perhaps, as Miami Beach Gothic. Many 
of these landmarks are also tombs and fortresses of the 
Mogul emperors, such as Humayun's tomb in Delhi, 
Akbar's tomb near Agra, and the fortresses of Aurang- 
zeb's allies near Jaipur. The most famous exception to 
these mediocrities is, of course, the exquisite and unfor- 
gettable 1 7th Century tomb of the Mogul empress, known 
to the world as the Taj Mahal. There is little inside this 
building besides two tombs and $70 million worth of 
emeralds and rubies. The outside, however — constructed 
uniformly throughout of white marble — is one of the 
most impressive sights I have ever seen. The domes and 
spires of this remarkable tomb — whether reflected in 
nearby fountains in daylight or glowing phosphorescently 
in moonlight — have the regular construction of an 18th 



India is a land of anomalies. Cows run free and the 

people starve because a shipment of grain from one province 

to another is a violation of interstate commerce laws. 

Wide World Photos 



Century garden and the startling and uneven brilliance 
of a Maine autumn. The Taj is one of the few things I 
have seen which, even now, I want to see again. When 
one emerges from its sumptuous grounds into the squalor 
of today's India, he is once again struck with the dis- 
parity between the way Indians live today and the way 
they might live if they ever took greater advantage of 
their country's limited resources, including the Taj Mahal. 
(There was, typically, no charge to see this Wonder of the 
World which attracts 5,000 visitors every day.) 

Another major exception to the run-of-the-mill In- 
dian monuments is the famous Kutb Minar, a family of 
ruins and standing towers near Delhi which dates pri- 
marily from India's 13th Century slave dynasty. The 
countryside around looks like the set of a DeMille film — 
one almost expects Charlton Heston to leap out from 
behind a pillar. The Kutb Minar is probably India's 
answer to the Roman Forum, but it is exceptional only 
for the visitor to India and not for anyone who has seen 
Europe. In fact, one is constantly struck in India with 
how few really ancient things there are to see — most of 
the buildings, paintings, textiles, etc., on display date 
from the 1 6th Century on, while ancient Europe is mostly 

Finally, the museum in the seething little town of 
Alwar contains among other things illuminated manu- 
scripts of the Koran, Rajasthan miniatures, 12th Century 
chain mail worn by India's medieval knights, personal 
armaments of India's emperors, gifts from Queen Vic- 
toria to reigning maharajahs, and stuffed tigers and bears 
covered with mothballs and labelled this is your heri- 

Even in the off-season (I was there in December and 
January) and even in India, tourists are everywhere, the 
American tourist as usual the most ubiquitous of all. 

In Jaipur we stayed at the Rambagh Palace, a "luxury" 
hotel (by Indian standards anything less than "luxury" is 
apt to be an outhouse) owned by a maharajah who lives 
off Central Park. Like the first-class compartments of 
European trains, no natives were to be seen. Going in 
the door I heard an American gentleman shout down the 
hall to his spouse, "I'll meetcha in the bah in half an 
hour, Selma." 


An Apathetic People 

ndia, then, is a land of anomalies. The people are 
kind but penniless; the landscape is fascinating but often 
barren. The service is attentive but inefficient. (One 
morning when I had asked to be called at 8 a.m. the tele- 
phone rang at 8:30 and the Indian voice said politely, 
"Good-bye, it's seven o'clock.") Cows run free (at least 
in the North) and the people starve because a shipment 
of grain from one province to another is a violation of 
India's interstate commerce laws. Outside elegant diplo- 
matic mansions women clean clothes by beating them 
against rocks and immersing them in water, just as their 
medieval ancestors did; a holy man threatens to immo- 
late himself unless certain political demands are met. 
The demands are met, the projected immolation is aban- 
doned, but the holy man's house is burned instead be- 
cause he did not stick to his guns. Religious fanatics 
drink eleven glasses of water and then regurgitate every 
morning in order to start the day clear, fresh and empty. 
The prime minister says hopefully that there will be more 
grain in X Province this year, and then it is discovered 
that X Province has never grown any grain. The Indian 
government suddenly discovers that it embodies several 
hundred advisory agencies, is unable to discern exactly 


The Taj Mahal is one of the few things which, 
even now, I want to see again. 


what it is they do, and summarily abolishes them. The 
usis tries to sell an unsellable American policy to the 
Indians, who, after all, are only hungry. The Peace Corps 
further endears itself to Indians by lifting all the sheets 
and towels from hotel rooms. This, indeed, is India, 
where Mrs. Ghandi travels around in a yellow 1963 
Chevrolet with a one-man escort, and Chester Bowles, 
the American ambassador, recently moved into a less 
accessible residence because every time he asked his wife 
where his shirt studs were all New Delhi knew about it 
at dinnertime. 

Is India ripe for revolution? The answer is no. In- 
dians are basically an apathetic lot; they lack the competi- 
tive drive of their Chinese neighbors, and their general 
unconcern for the here and now, the body, the world, 
makes them by nature a stoically calm and patient race. 
There are also the problems of dialects. More than ninety 
of them are said to exist in India, and often an Indian 
cannot understand anyone who lives outside his own 
province. These factors — plus a pathological fear of 
Communism and an abiding distrust of capitalism — tend 
to guarantee the maintenance of the socialistic status quo 
for some years to come. 

T h 

The Caste System Continues 

he caste system continues to survive its official 
funeral, but there are a few signs that India may be 
emerging from the Dark Ages. In several of the southern 
provinces recently there has been wholesale killing of 
cows — apparently some Indians have decided they would 
rather eat beef than starve to death, and this novel idea 
seems to be catching on in some of the central provinces. 
There are still no fat Indians in India, but there may be 

fewer dead ones in the next several years, in spite of the 
critical grain shortage. Such developments indicate that 
religion's death-grip may be relaxing, but until political 
apathy is annihilated India will be very much the same. 
This, perhaps, is a more whimsical account of India 
today than it is a thorough one. It is not meant to be a 
critical one. Nowhere can shopping be more fascinating 
(and less expensive) for the intrepid tourist looking for 
anything from silk to sapphires. Nowhere, unfortunately, 
can one get a better idea of how the rest of the world 
lived a thousand years ago. The streets of Delhi are safer 
for an evening walk than the streets of nearly any Amer- 
ican city — and the people are more polite. The idiosyn- 
crasies of an ancient Oriental civilization and those of a 
conventionally modern one are curiously blended — along 
with more and more Tibetan refugees every year. The 
pigeon curry and the saddle of mutton are neighbors on 
the buffet, while outside the gigantic buzzards wait pa- 
tiently for their next meal. They, at least, never skip tea. 
Forty years after E. M. Forster's A Passage to India, 
Fielding's sentiments sound, I am afraid, ominously 

India, what a nation! What an apotheosis! Last 
comer to the drab 19th Century sisterhood! Wad- 
dling in at this hour of the world to take her seat! She, 
whose only peer was the Holy Roman Empire, she 
shall rank with Guatemala and Belgium perhaps! 
India's current hopes for greatness are pinned, I 
was told, on the loop, a new contraceptive. Let us all say 
a silent prayer for the loop. 

An inveterate traveler, John W. Halperin '63 formerly 
worked for the Associated Press, He holds a master's 
degree from the University of New Hampshire and is a 
doctoral candidate in English at Johns Hopkins. 


Space Age Speech Center 

At Bowdoin modern technology has improved the ancient art of Demosthenes. 

Demosthenes, according to legend, be- 
came the greatest orator of Athens by 
practicing his art with pebbles in his 
mouth. The technique worked well 
along the shores of the Aegean, but it 
proved less than satisfactory in the col- 
lege classroom. 

Besides, Demosthenes' approach to 
oral communication runs counter to to- 
day's thinking, especially at Bowdoin 
where all freshmen are required to take 
a semester of speech. 

For the past year students have had 
an ultramodern speech center at their 

The gift of an alumnus who wishes 
to remain anonymous, the center is 
housed in the basement of Sills Hall. 
At the time it was constructed, the 
foreign language laboratory housed in 
Hubbard Hall was moved into quarters 
adjacent to it so that foreign language 
instructors could utilize the new equip- 
ment. The cost of the center, exclusive 
of moving the language laboratory, 
amounted to about $40,000. 

Constructed under the direction of 
Albert R. Thayer '22, Harrison King 
McCann professor of oral communica- 
tion in the department of English, and 
Andre R. Warren, assistant superinten- 
dent of grounds and buildings, the 
speech center is believed to be the first 
of its type in the nation. 

An audio-video room, a listening 
room, and six studios make up the bulk 
of the complex. 

The audio-video room consists of a 
television camera, a 23-inch video mon- 
itor for closed circuit replay, and re- 
cording equipment. The room is used 
primarily for the improvement of dis- 
cussion techniques and gives students 
the opportunity to observe themselves 
after their appearances or during their 
talks in a manner similar to the instant 
replay used in television sports broad- 

The television equipment can also be 
used to record programs which can be 
replayed at another time for use as 
classroom material. The audio-video 
room is equipped with opaque projec- 

tors and a gray steel blackboard on 
which magnetic visual props can be 

Another feature of the complex is a 
bank of six sound studios which can 
be observed and monitored from a 
single control area. The studios are ar- 
ranged in a semicircle around the mon- 
itor's desk, and each contains a one- 
way glass so the instructor can observe 
all six without being seen himself. 

The sound equipment in the control 
area allows the instructor to listen to 
individual studios even though six stu- 
dents may be speaking at the same time. 
Each of the studios has a different type 
of microphone and its own specialized 
tape library, books and decor. They are 
different because each serves a special- 
ized function: oral interpretation or 
reading, radio or television, speech cor- 
rection, public speaking, debate, and 

For the large audience situation, 
Thayer and the other two instructors, 
Professor of English George H. Quinby 
'23 and Instructor Billy Wayne Reed, 
still have their students use Smith 
Auditorium, which seats 200 and has 
equipment for projectors and a perma- 
nent tape installation which can be con- 

trolled by an instructor from almost 
any part of the hall. 

Representatives of many colleges and 
universities, including Harvard Medical 
School, Macalester and the University 
of Delaware, either have visited the 
center or have asked for detailed plans 
to determine the feasibility of establish- 
ing similar centers. 

Their interest is more than a fascina- 
tion with modern electronic equipment. 
Harvard Med, for instance, thinks such 
a center might prove valuable in teach- 
ing a would-be doctor effective inter- 
viewing techniques which would not 
only improve his bedside manner but 
also lead to a faster, more accurate 
diagnosis of a patient's illness. Officials 
of several speech therapy centers, in- 
cluding the Hyde Center in Bath, have 
visited Bowdoin's facility and see many 
ways by which it could improve the 
effectiveness of their work. 

Others who have expressed an inter- 
est in the center include representatives 
of southern Maine business and indus- 
try. Several firms in the area offer oral 
communications courses for their man- 
agement employees. Currently being 
discussed is how the College might 
share its center. 

Floor plan of the speech center and foreign language laboratory showing the six studios 
which the instructor directs from the soundproof console room (A). Other rooms are for 
listening to tapes (B), discussion (C), and the library (F). Rooms D and E are offices. 


Professor Albert R. Thayer '22 at the control console in the speech center. 

The new center and the philosophy 
behind it have already proved of great 
benefit to Bowdoin students. On studio 
days, each student receives between fif- 
teen and twenty minutes of speaking 
practice, and over the course of a se- 
mester he gets about five times more 
practice than he used to. But the ad- 
vantages of the center extend beyond 
more speaking opportunities, for the 
student also receives considerably more 
individual instruction — much of which 
he can supply himself by observing re- 
plays of his speech. Thus the student 
who scratches his head, leans heavily 
on the podium, or never lifts his eyes 
from the manuscript makes a concerted 
effort to change his ways after seeing 
himself perform these undesirable acts. 
It is considerably less embarrassing to 
learn this way than it is to be cor- 
rected by an instructor before an entire 
class. "In the past," says Thayer, "even 
the tactful speech instructor was con- 
stantly intruding into the areas of ex- 
treme student sensitivity as he 'took the 
speaker apart' — or 'cut him down', to 
use the current campus expression." Of 
secondary importance is the fact that 
students gain valuable camera presence. 
This may be beneficial in later years as 
the use of closed circuit television by 
industry and education increases. 

Thayer believes that the more effec- 
tive instruction made possible by the 

addition of the equipment is making 
speech and debating courses more at- 
tractive subjects to Bowdoin students. 
Enrollment figures for Advanced Oral 
Communication (English 5) and Dis- 
cussion and Debate (English 6) — nei- 
ther required courses — seem to bear 
him out. Two years ago eight students 
enrolled in English 5 and twenty took 
English 6. Last year the enrollment 
figures were twenty-six in English 5 
and forty in English 6. Preliminary en- 
rollment for English 5 (a fall semester 
course) for 1967-68 stands at forty-five. 

If nothing else, the equipment has 
enabled the instructors to make their 
courses more relevant. Gone are the 
days when elocution was king and stu- 
dents were required to memorize decla- 
mations. Today's teaching materials — 
thanks to the video tape recorder — in- 
cluding hearings before Senate commit- 
tees, presidential addresses and speeches 
in the United Nations — anything im- 
portant enough to be televised by a 
commercial or educational station. 

Most speech courses, says Thayer, 
tend to emphasize the formal address 
even though it constitutes an extremely 
small portion of man's overall oral 
communication. "At Bowdoin we are 
working on the premise that good 
rapport in communic